Apple Airport Extreme Beacon Frame Denial of Service

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by frozencarbonite, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. frozencarbonite thread starter macrumors 6502

    frozencarbonite

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    No one have any thought or worry about this? Especially what the guy is saying in the comments about range not being a factor?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Should we?

    I expect a patch from Apple long before a wide-range attack vector becomes an issue, don't you?
     
  3. frozencarbonite thread starter macrumors 6502

    frozencarbonite

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    I have no idea if we should worry. I'm prone to worry and paranoia. hahaha. I don't know how big of a deal it is. I haven't heard if code execution is possible. That's the thing that worry's me. I don't mind a DoS even though a DoS is not good, but it wouldn't be as bad.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Well let me put it this way to you...

    I would think a wardriver/hacker would be looking for greener pastures (Windows) rather than targeting your Mac. And the whole range thing is a pretty ridiculous thing to worry about as the further one goes the more signals would be avilable and interfering.
     
  5. seanf macrumors 6502

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    You don't think there are people out there who want to be known for the first major attack against OS X?

    Sean :)
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Absolutely.. but is it likely to be one of us?
    Should we panic and set our hair on fire?

    Not likely. ;)

    If I were going to exploit something like this, I'd go somewhere where there's likely to be very ripe pickings.. like the library at the local college.

    ;)
     
  7. seanf macrumors 6502

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    Of course not, but we should also not blindly believe we are safe because Windows is the major target for attacks.

    Sean :)
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I don't classify myself as blindly beliving that I'm impervious. I would hope that you don't either.
    But it's highly unlikely. Statistically speaking, I'm impervious.
     

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