Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Aug 2009 18:22 UTC
Apple Almost everything has a processor and/or memory chips these days, including keyboards. Apple's keyboards are no exception; they have 8Kb of flash memory, and 256 bytes of RAM. K. Chen has found a way to very easily install keyloggers and other possibly malicious code right inside these Apple keyboards (more here). Proof of concept code is here as well.
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Leave it to Apple
by sbergman27 on Sat 1st Aug 2009 18:39 UTC
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"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain" said Scotty in Star Trek III.

Leave it to Apple to take something that has always been safe before, and turn it into a security nightmare via over-design.

What other Apple-specific dangers lurk in seemingly innocuous Apple hardware, I wonder? Taking into account recent news about real life safety and security dangers in Apple hardware, and Apple's attempts to suppress news of them, it would not surprise me to see Apple mice spontaneously bursting into flames, or Apple monitors quietly deciding to start emitting x-rays.

Their corporate offices could go up in a fireball, and their sole surviving PR drone would try to blame it on Mr. Coffee.

Edited 2009-08-01 18:46 UTC

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