A MacBook Hacked

by David Spark on August 3, 2006

At the BlackHat conference in Las Vegas, two security researchers demonstrated a hack of a MacBook through a flaw in the wireless device. They purposely hacked the MacBook to show that it’s not as invulnerable as Apple protests it to be. They say Windows and Linux devices are also vulnerable. Security expert Phil Zimmerman suggested you connect via wired connection to minimize risk. The security experts who conducted the hack are working with Apple to come up with a driver patch.

Don’t panic. This is purely a demonstration of fallibility. No reports of this being done in the wild as of yet. Stay safe by updating your drivers and updating your virus protection software.

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