Challenge to hack OS X Server

This post seems from to sum it all up really:

Reader post by: OS11

Posted on: April 20, 2007, 8:42 AM PDT

i appreciate your confidence, but the fact remains, nobody has exploited OSX. that’s a fact you can’t deny. 10′s of millions of machines, nobody has gotten in.

so it’s time to put up or shut up… here is a raw OSX Server. Why don’t you report back to us when you “crack it” )

If you can’t, all your comments are “baseless”.

Have fun!

  • Aviram

    I love hacking challenges as much as the next guy, but I’m not sure what they prove. You can set up a Windows machine that will not be broken into but that does not make Windows safe.

  • /pd

    Two hackers reportedly broke into a MacBook Pro laptop at the CanSecWest conference in Canada by exploiting a previously unknown flaw in the Safari Web browser.

  • Jason DePriest

    So what about the ‘On The Wire’ link over on the right of the page: MacBook hacked in contest at security event (

    I mean, there was only one exploit found, and they worked their butts of for it, but it *did* happen.

  • Watches

    Tell that to the person that got Zero-day’d by shoocon (it was mentioned)

  • Steven

    Honestly, I can’t remember the last time an operating system was “cracked.” Most of the time it’s not an underlying OS problem, it’s a daemon exploit, XSS vulnerability within a webapp or something more along those lines. To say, hey crack my vanilla OS X server is very ..well…dumb. It’s just an advertising scheme on Apple’s part. No one has hacked a Windows Server box over the internet because it’s running Windows Server. They have, however, cracked a remote Windows Server box because it was running a vulnerable web application or version of IIS.

  • emlak

    thank you very nice topic, thanks (:

  • drozio

    host is down