Warning: Your Wi-Fi Is Vulnerable To Attack

At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, two researchers showed how criminals can attack laptops due to a flaw in WiFi card software. David Maynor of SecureWorks and independent researcher Jon Ellch, aka Johnny Cache, opted for a video presentation instead of a live demo so as not to provide too much information that could be taken advantage of by cyber criminals. The video showed how easily Maynor was able to remotely control an Apple Computer MacBook Pro using a Dell laptop due to a flaw in the MacBook’s third-party WiFi card. Maynor clarified that the problem is not unique to Mac units and can also affect those running Windows or Linux.
Via [businessweek.com]

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