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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I see a lot of misinformed comments
by Lo_Phat on Sat 1st Aug 2009 21:16 UTC
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2009-07-08

All barring one have been knee jerk misinformed Fanboi style comments.

A vulnerability that requires physical access to the machine in order to be enabled, and relies on the keyboard not being at the latest firmware version (the firmware updater won't download or run an image unless it's newer than the current one installed) is hardly world shaking news.

I applaud the researchers for finding this and any other potential vulnerability but Im not going to lay awake at night worrying about this one.

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