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#1 Crazy Cat

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:04 PM

Apple's goto fail needs a massive culture change to fix. http://www.zdnet.com/apples-goto-fail-needs-a-massive-culture-change-to-fix-7000026783/
Apple may be shiny on the surface, but the recently revealed SSL security flaw, meaning that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication wasn't working in either iOS or OS X.

RSA security attack demo deep-fries Apple Mac components. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/022614-rsa-apple-attack-279212.html
How about burning the internal components of a machine, whether PC or Mac, to a crisp so there's no thought of it being recoverable?
That's what security vendor CrowdStrike showed could be done to an Apple Mac OS X today at the RSA Conference.
 

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

Apple's goto fail needs a massive culture change to fix. http://www.zdnet.com/apples-goto-fail-needs-a-massive-culture-change-to-fix-7000026783/
Apple may be shiny on the surface, but the recently revealed SSL security flaw, meaning that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication wasn't working in either iOS or OS X.


A fix is already out there for both iOS and Mac OS 10.9 (the flaw did not affect previous versions of the Mac OS).

RSA security attack demo deep-fries Apple Mac components. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/022614-rsa-apple-attack-279212.html
How about burning the internal components of a machine, whether PC or Mac, to a crisp so there's no thought of it being recoverable?
That's what security vendor CrowdStrike showed could be done to an Apple Mac OS X today at the RSA Conference.


This one would be more "Bad Computer Hardware" as the story states that the same thing can be done to Windows machines (or rather essentially any computer/device with upgradable firmware) even though it focuses on a demonstration of it on a Mac.

Frankly, I thought the article (like many articles in today's world) was useless. It contain very little information other than "a Mac was fried". For example, how was the fake firmware installed? Does it require user "help" (i.e. tricking the user to install fake firmware)? Or can it be done without the user's help/knowledge?




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