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[5]: Comment by kokuyoen
by sbergman27 on Sat 1st Aug 2009 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kokuyoen"
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Probably the hackintoshes are more secure than Macs because of the wide variety of hardware for PCs !

Yeah, at least the Windows monoculture exhibits variety in the hardware. MacOSX on Apple hardware is a devastating epidemic looking for a place to happen.

Edited 2009-08-01 20:44 UTC

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