There’s a bug in my keyboard!

By: kasash

Aug 05 2009

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Category: Apple, Mac, Security

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At a recent BlackHat security conference speaker “KChen” revealed that a recent Apple firmware update made it possible to hack into your keyboard. Now this may not seem that important, but KChen demonstrated that you can re-write the new keyboard packets into anything you want, either to gain control of the computer or eliminate the use of the keyboard.
KChen also demonstarted that your could use keylogging software to record up to a thousand paswords on your computer. If you want more technical detail, you can look at KChen’s presentation in PDF format at this link: http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-usa-09/CHEN/BHUSA09-Chen-RevAppleFirm-PAPER.pdf

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