TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Breaking Into a Laptop via Wi-Fi

Re: Breaking Into a Laptop via Wi-Fi

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 5 Aug 2006 23:38:11 -0400

Follow-up to the Macbook Post

Brian Krebs
August 3, 2006

I'd like to respond to the people who commented on yesterday's post
about the video's depiction of the use of a third-party wireless card
on the Macbook. I spent more than an hour with Dave Maynor watching
this exploit in action and peppering him with questions about it.

During the course of our interview, it came out that Apple had leaned
on Maynor and Ellch pretty hard not to make this an issue about the
Mac drivers -- mainly because Apple had not fixed the problem yet.
Maynor acknowledged that he used a third-party wireless card in the
demo so as not to draw attention to the flaw resident in Macbook
drivers. But he also admitted that the same flaws were resident in the
default Macbook wireless device drivers, and that those drivers were
identically exploitable. And that is what I reported.

I stand by my own reporting, as according to Maynor and Ellch it
remains a fact that the default Macbook drivers are indeed

Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds or Less

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