John Gruber on the recent wireless hack

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Neill Massello, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. John Gruber's latest Daring Fireball column deals with the story, as it
    exists so far, of the wireless security vulnerability announced at the
    recent Black Hat conference.

    <http://daringfireball.net/2006/08/curious_case>

    In his conclusion, Gruber speculates that the oddities of the
    announcement and demo had their origins in a mistaken assumption that a
    security flaw in FreeBSD extended to Apple's Mac OS X driver. In the
    absence of more information, this seems the most likely explanation,
    especially considering Maynor's reported statement three weeks ago that
    some demos "weren't panning out".
     
    Neill Massello, Aug 23, 2006
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  2. Neill Massello

    John Navas Guest

    Again:

    <http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/08/the_macbook_wireless_exploit_i.html>
    (or <http://tinyurl.com/s9hfu>)

    The Black Hat Wireless Exploit Interview, Verbatim
    -Brian Krebs on Computer Security

    I've been asked this many times, so let me make this crystal clear: I
    had the opportunity to see a live version of the demo Maynor gave to
    a public audience the next day. In the video shown at Black Hat, he
    plugged a third-party USB wireless card into the Macbook -- but
    IN THE DEMO MAYNOR SHOWED ME PERSONALLY, HE EXPLOITED THE MACBOOK
    WITHOUT ANY THIRD-PARTY WIRELESS CARD PLUGGED IN.

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    John Navas, Aug 23, 2006
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