A lot of crap, not much more additional information in this story by Nancy Gohring:
Initially, contestants were invited to try to access one of two
Macs through a wireless access point while the Macs had no
programs running. No attackers managed to do so, and so conference
organizers allowed participants to try to get in through the
browser by sending URLs via e-mail. …
The URL opened a blank page but exposed a vulnerability in input
handling in Safari, Comeau said.
My money is still on an exploit against “Open ‘Safe’ Files”, but it’s impossible to say from any of the descriptions thus far. Update: A good source says it’s not “Open ‘Safe’ Files”.
One reason Macs haven’t been much of a target for hackers is that
there are fewer to attack, said Terri Forslof, manager of security
response for TippingPoint. “It’s an incentive issue. The Mac is
not as widely deployed of a platform as say Windows,” she said. In
this case, the cash may have provided motivation.
I like the “as say Windows” part. As opposed to what other operating system other than Windows that has a larger user base than Mac OS X?
Also, Apple is “extremely litigious when people do find stuff,”
noted Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD project leader and an attendee at the
Yes, that’s right, find a bug in Mac OS X and Apple will sue you.
★ Friday, 20 April 2007