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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Also proves something I've been saying for years, the illusion of safety provided by Apple won't last... since once enough people are using them to be a viable target they've got little to nothing standing between the user and total pwnage compared to other OS and hardware bases.

Even its Unix foundation is a bit of an illusion from a security standpoint. While the rest of the POSIX world has been moving forward with a variety of hardening techniques and security frameworks, Apple has been fine-tuning their icon colors.

Securitywise, MacOSX's Darwin underpinnings look like something out of the mid 1990s.

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