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Senior SecureWorks Researcher Exposes Vulnerabilities in Wireless Device Drivers at Black Hat Conference

Senior researcher Dave Maynor, along with Jon "Johnny Cache" Ellch, revealed a vulnerability in the device drivers of several wireless cards at the first day of the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

This video presentation at Black Hat demonstrates vulnerabilities found in wireless device drivers. Although an Apple MacBook was used as the demo platform, it was exploited through a third-party wireless device driver - not the original wireless device driver that ships with the MacBook. As part of a responsible disclosure policy, we are not disclosing the name of the third-party wireless device driver until a patch is available.

 

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Securosis

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ZDNet

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Gartner

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SDA India

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Macworld

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Todd Bishop)

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IT Week

Apple MacBook Hacked Through Wireless Card

 

The Globe and Mail

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NetworkWorld

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Newsfactor

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The Register

Attackers pass on operating systems

 

InfoWorld

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Money

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CNET News.com

Breaking into a laptop via Wi-Fi

 

ABC News

Experts Discuss Wireless Vulnerability

 

ZDNet Blogs (George Ou)

MacBook Hack Video Draws Ire of Mac Fans

 

PCWorld

Lessons From the MacBook Hackers

 

BusinessWeek

Warning: Your Wi-Fi is Vulnerable to Attack

 

USA Today

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InformationWeek

Apple MacBooks, Wintel Notebooks Vulnerable to Wireless Attack

 

ComputerWorld

Don't Go Wireless at Black Hat

 

SecurityFocus

WiFi Makes Waves at Black Hat

 

Computer Weekly

Wi-Fi Attack to be Shown at Conference

 

ComputerWorld

Mac Hit With Wireless Attack

 

CIO Today

Experts Discuss Wireless Vulnerabilities at Black Hat Conference

 

International Herald Tribune

Researchers show 'systemic' wireless vulnerability

 

ZDNet

Breaking into a laptop via Wi-Fi

 

The Mac Observer

Programmers Claim to Find Common Vulnerability in Mac, Windows Laptops

 

United Press International

Researchers show new wireless PC hack

 

Access Global Knowledge

Experts Discuss Wireless Vulnerability

 

 

 

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