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Severe Auth Bypass and Priv-Esc Vulnerabilities Disclosed in OpenBSD

OpenBSD, an open-source operating system built with security in mind, has been found vulnerable to four new high-severity security vulnerabilities, one of which is an old-school type authentication bypass vulnerability in BSD Auth framework. The other three vulnerabilities are privilege escalation issues that could allow local users or malicious software to gain privileges of an […]

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UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson’s BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked

A 39-year-old login password of Ken Thompson, the co-creator of the UNIX operating system among, has finally been cracked that belongs to a BSD-based system, one of the original versions of UNIX, which was back then used by various computer science pioneers. In 2014, developer Leah Neukirchen spotted an interesting “/etc/passwd” file in a publicly […]