posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Aug 2006 22:14 UTC
An attacker could gain complete control over a laptop by sending malformed network traffic to a vulnerable computer, David Maynor, a senior researcher at security service provider SecureWorks, said in a presentation at the Black Hat security event. Maynor, along with researcher Jon 'Johnny Cache' Ellch, showed a video of a successful attack on an Apple Computer MacBook. However, the attack is possible also on other computers, both laptops and desktops, and not just MacBooks, the researchers said. The recent security fixes issued by Intel are not related to this issue.