It was summer 2005. Dino Dai Zovi walked into a Manhattan Starbucks, ordered a coffee, sat down, and opened up his laptop.
Before his coffee was cold he had found a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Mac OS X Tiger, which could allow people to elevate from normal user to full super user, and had written code that could exploit the hole.
"I just think that I got lucky, but that's what I always think when I find a bug that quickly," he said in an interview on Wednesday.
Dai Zovi has been exploiting Macs for a … Read more