Originally Posted by jdub01984
Regardless if the guy who won this thing spent 20 years creating his script, it took only a few minutes to exploit the system.
All you need is some hotey-tottey cool-guy sipping his double machiatto at starbucks to click a link and have his system compromised.
After going on for years how secure and bullet proof their OS is, I see this as an epic fail for Apple.
The OS wasnt hacked, an application was. Also, Mac's cannot get a true virus, something windows cant say. Why? Because viruses have to self replicate, they cannot do it without the users permission in OSX because of Unix.
There is a difference in exploiting and application, and hacking the OS. Exploits on applications can happen through anything. Remember (or maybe not) all the problems with MS office where documents would be opened but create a security hole for hackers. Or maybe how Internet Explorer was also so susceptible to getting hacking and getting viruses..
Point is, if the person used Firefox, then most likely the system would not have been hacked
. And expect a patch soon.