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Dino Dai Zovi: Mac OS Xploitation

Dino Dai Zovi: Mac OS Xploitation

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Dino Dai Zovi gives an excellent overview about why OS X's security is severely lagging behind Linux and even Vista.
Dino Dai Zovi gives an excellent overview about why OS X's security is severely lagging behind Linux and even Vista.

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Published by: Hao Lian on Mar 20, 2009
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Mac OS Xploitation
Dino A. Dai ZoviSecurity Researcherddz@theta44.orghttp://blog.trailofbits.comhttp://theta44.org
 
Why talk about Mac exploits?
Macs are becoming more prevalent, especially in consumer laptopsMacs were 20% of laptops sold in the U.S. during July and AugustMemory corruption vulnerabilities enable system compromise, worms,spyware, and other malwareMac OS X is significantly lacking in memory corruption defense featurescompared to other current operating systems like Windows Vista and LinuxASLR, Non-eXecutable memory, stack and heap memory protectionsDifference between Safety and SecurityLevel of Risk = Threats * Vulnerability * Attack LikelihoodThreats and Attack Likelihood are currently low, Vulnerability is still high
 
Memory Corruption

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