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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
sharlston

11 years ago

can anything detect them?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

11 years ago

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
Gjdj3

11 years ago

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

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Chikara
Chikara

Reply 11 years ago

>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
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah. Feel the sweetness. >Linux-hug<

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

would you call this a Big Mac Attack ? LOL

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

You and your lunix...Er, linux.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

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

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

Si senior Goodharto...Mucho worse...

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

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

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

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
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I haven't heard about that yet :-)

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

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.