Interview: Inside the Mind of a Kernel Hacker

 
 
By Ryan Naraine  |  Posted 2006-11-15
 
 
 

metasploit.jpgYou might be surprised to learn that the mysterious hacker behind the MoKB (Month of Kernel Bugs) project actually believes in responsible disclosure. For the entire month of November, the man known simply as "LMH" is releasing a daily proof-of-concept exploit for unpatched kernel-level flaws in operating systems -- including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD. I caught up with LMH over IM and found him willing to explain the motivation for the project, share thoughts on disclosure ethics and argue that some OS vendors are more dangerous than hackers...

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