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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RE[2]: Comment by kokuyoen
by DrillSgt on Sat 1st Aug 2009 19:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kokuyoen"
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Do the Psystar clones exhibit this egregious security hole? Or is just Apple hardware that is so unsafe?


That is a really good question. Since the flaw itself is in the firmware for the keyboard, I would hazard a guess if the person was using one of the Apple keyboards, then yes, they would be. Of course I have no idea without having the hardware to test it on.

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