Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Video: Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds or Less

Here's the video to go along with the previous "hijacking" story. Interesting to note, they attack a 3rd party driver, but don't mention if the built in wi-fi is also susceptible.

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The other articles about this mention the reason they choose the Mac as the target:

Still, the presenters said they ultimately decided to run the demo against a Mac due to what Maynor called the "Mac user base aura of smugness on security."

"We're not picking specifically on Macs here, but if you watch those 'Get a Mac' commercials enough, it eventually makes you want to stab one of those users in the eye with a lit cigarette or something," Maynor said.
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Yeah... I also think they chose the mac because of the 'ho-hum, another windows sploit...'
factor. It's just plain sexier to say you remotely popped a mac.

On top of that, they attacked a 3rd party card, not the built in wifi.... Smells fishy to me.

TAGS: macbook apple security

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