Various news outlets are reporting on the CanSecWest $10,000 "Hack-a-Mac "challenge. The basic idea was the first person to crack into one of two MacBook Pros would win the prize. The MacBook Pros were configured with all current software and security patches.
So given that we have a winner, Macs must be insecure right? All that bravado that Mac users have displayed about how wonderfully secure their machines are compared to their Windows counterparts is out the window, right?
Not quite.....Mac Daily News has the scoop. After 24 hours of no successful attacks the conference organizers lowered the bar.
The contest's second-day relaxed rules allowed attackers will be allowed to place exploit code online and launch drive-by exploits on the Mac's built-in Safari browser.
But that hasn't stopped headlines like this: "Security Bites Podcast: A blow to Apple security." Sigh.....