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UPDATE: Hacker demonstrates persistent Mac Keyboard attack Answered

Apple's sleek $49 Mac keyboards can be hacked and infected with keystroke loggers and impossible-to-detect rootkits, according to a security researcher presenting at this year's Black Hat/DEFCON conferences....

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August 5th, 2009
Apple warns of Mac attack risk via image files

Apple today warned that opening or viewing image files could lead to remote code execution attacks against Mac OS X users...

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sharlston (author)2009-08-08

can anything detect them?

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Goodhart (author)sharlston2009-08-09

So far, there are no patches that I know of to prevent them.

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gmjhowe (author)2009-08-08

Im sorry, but anything that involves direct access to a device pretty much equals badness not matter the OS. I read about a new keylogger for wireless (not bluetooth) keyboards, you can buy them for like £20! As for image files, they are the same as running an exe file sometimes. Most people getting infected are those downloading illegal software! Lessons learned - Keep you computer secure and locked up Do not download random illegal files off the internet Ensure to eat cake at all times.

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Gjdj3 (author)2009-08-06

It's times like these that it feels good to be on linux.

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Chikara (author)Gjdj32009-08-06

>Linux-hug< I dual boot Kuki and Windows XP. If only Linux could play all of the Windows games, I would be Linux only.

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Lithium Rain (author)Gjdj32009-08-06

Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah. Feel the sweetness. >Linux-hug

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-08-06

would you call this a Big Mac Attack ? LOL

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You and your lunix...Er, linux.

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Goodhart (author)2009-08-06

It seems to be getting worse each day....

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2009-08-06

Si senior Goodharto...Mucho worse...

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-08-06

Glad I'm not a mac. However, I believe my school district use those keyboards...

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2009-08-06

And now, not only though the keyboard, but also image files as I added above

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2009-08-06

Yet again...Glad I don't have a mac. Did you hear how people can hack into an Iphone by just texting them some sort of square(?) symbol?

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2009-08-06

I haven't heard about that yet :-)

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2009-08-06

It was on the news at least a week ago. I didn't hear the whole story though. To busy play video games down stairs.

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