A teen just uncovered 2 ways to break into your Mac
18-year-old Luca Todesco has uncovered two zero-day vulnerabilities in OS X that could be exploited to remotely gain access to a computer, reports PC World.
Todesco’s exploit uses …
Todesco’s exploit uses two bugs to corrupt memory found in the OS X kernel. This condition can be used to circumvent built-in safeguards against intrusions and grant the attacker access to a root shell.
His exploit code works on OS X version 10.9.5 through 10.10.5. In the most dickish move possible he notified Apple of the issues a few HOURS before publishing them to GitHub along with his own unofficial fix.