Malware on Magic Trackpad 2 from eBay?

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  1. tennisproha macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone. I wanna purchase the Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Keyboard. I've found a listing on eBay that's selling new open box ones. I'm not sure how they're doing this but more importantly, I'm curious since they are powered devices, what are the chances these might have some rogue silent malware or other nefarious stuff embedded in them? Is it worth buying these to save a buck?

    Here's the link to the listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/152029368591

    Thanks.
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I don't think you have anything to be afraid of. They look like good deals to me.
     
  3. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Technically that would be possible, but as of now, only proof of concept attacks have been done, and the whole thing is just too complicated.

    Nothing to be afraid of, except of them being fake.
     
  4. tennisproha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I know it's really a paranoid question to ask but considering just recently 90% of Apple accessories sold directly by Amazon were found to be fake, I think it's a fair question. Considering everything else that's been going on lately on the hacking front, input device would be ripe target to be tampered with. Especially since they contain full logic boards and all.
     
  5. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502

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    I would not worry about. Seem highly unlikely.
     

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