Sunday, April 23, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
LG X Power 2 Smartphone Packs A Huge Battery
Questions Remain About The Fate Of Toshiba's HDD and SSD Business
SK Hynix Develops First 8Gb GDDR6
Call of Duty Game Returns to WWII
Twitch to Sell Video Games
Apple May Invest in Boeing Satellite Broadband Project
Chrome's Rumored Ad-blocker May Not Be Exactly an Ad-blocker
GM To Launch Electric Cars in China by 2020
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Intel A...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, August 07, 2006
Intel Announces Chinks In Its Wireless Radio Software


On Aug. 1, Intel issued a bulletin warning of three flaws in the software that lets its Wi-Fi radios communicate with the Windows operating system.

Although the company said that it knew of no active exploitation of the flaws, one of them was especially dangerous because it could allow an attacker to take remote control of a computer over the air. Then the next day, on Aug. 2, two researchers demonstrated just such an attack at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.

At the event, David Maynor of SecureWorks and Johnny Cache decided to forgo a live demo for fear of giving away too much information to the bad guys, and instead settled for a video that obscured crucial details, but remained plenty scary. In the video, it took Maynor just a minute or so on a Dell laptop to take complete control of an Apple Computer MacBook Pro through a vulnerability in its Wi-Fi card, built by an unidentified third party.

For the time being, there's not a whole lot you can do to protect yourself, short of turning off the wireless adapter on your laptop. Intel has released patches to fix the vulnerabilities in its software, but warns that installing them could cause problems because PC manufacturers frequently install modified versions on their own systems.

It would probably be best to wait until fix software is available from the maker of your computer or from the maker of your add-in wireless card, if you use one. In the meantime, it's a good idea to turn off wireless when you are not actually using it. You're likely to notice if someone tries to take over your computer while you are actually working on it, but these attacks will work on a computer sitting idle, even if it is not logged in to a wireless access point.

For more information about this big issue click at the 'Source' Link


Previous
Next
Nvidia Reveal $18,000 PC Graphics Card        All News        Logitech Announces New Notebook Peripherals Line
Intel Teams with Top Universities for Software-Related Research     General Computing News      Google in Payment Deal with Associated Press

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel 'Basin Falls' Platform And 'Coffee Lake' Architecture Are Coming Ahead of Schedule
Intel Discontinues The Developer Forum Concept
Intel Details 10, 22nm Processes, Proposes Transistor-density Metric
New Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 Product Family Targets Pros
Intel Launches Bug Bounty Program
Intel To Buy Mobileye For About $15 Billion
Intel Security releases EFI rootkit checker Following WikiLeaks Reports
Second Generation Second Intel Rack Scale Design Showcases Storage Resource Pooling
Intel Showcases 5G Advancements at 2017 Mobile World Congress
Intel Announces 5G Mobile Trial Platform, New Atom And Xeon Processors
Intel Optane Memory Products Will Run Only On Systems With 7th Generation Intel Processors
Intel Is Offering New Integrated and Automated Security Solutions

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .