As some of you may have read ... last week a Swedish website claims to have put a Mac Mini online and challenged it's readers to "hack" into it ... the website claimed the contest only lasted 30 minutes ...
Well, it appears that a few mac websites (including this one) have asked for proof ...
The owner replies to the most obvious questions:
1) Can I look at a copy of the system logs and the root shell history?
2) Did any part of the system you placed online have a generic directory?
I will consolidate responses received by this and other websites such as Macs-Only.
"No, [you can't view the logs] ... there's nothing in them anyway."
His refusal to post the logs or share them leads me to believe that he's hiding something.
"There is a directory on the Mac Mini called "everything.log" which is accessible only by a root account."
This is just stupid ... this "everything.log" was used as an obvious back door ... almost as a "start here" sign.