Apple keyboard vunerable to hack attack

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 007bond, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    #1
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=5088

    although they have to hack into your mac as an administrator to perform this hack, it is still scary for owners of portable macs, as you cant just get a new keyboard
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    From the linked article
    Maybe its me but I'm pretty sure that if you install "special firmware" any device can be hacked whether its from apple or dell. The article lost me on when he mentioned that it was modified by special firmware.
     
  3. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.... But the way Apple built the keyboard, any program can flash the firmware on the keyboard. It's not cryptographically signed by Apple or anything... It's just... There!
     

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