Mac flaw could let hackers get scrambled data

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FDX, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. FDX macrumors regular

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  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Wow. No less than 9 misuses of the term "hacker" in the article (they meant "cracker" each and every time. I'll give the book title the benefit of the doubt, since Miller should know better).

    I any case, the exploit apparently only works on systems that have been already compromised. The short and snarky version....BREAKING NEWS: ZOMBIFIED SYSTEMS SOMETIMES GET KEYLOGGERS INSTALLED ON THEM TOO. I really don't see what the big deal is. "Think before you authenticate" and this one will pass you by too, just like all previous bits of Mac malware.
     
  3. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    How often have you heard the mainstream media refer to crackers as crackers?

    I also wouldn't blame Miller and Zovi. They're just being quoted.
     

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