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Apple, SecureWorks join forces

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Mon October 2, 2006

Apple, SecureWorks effort

Apple and security firm SecureWorks have confirmed that they are working together, despite a recent exploit demonstration performed on a MacBook at a Black Hat conference. "SecureWorks and Apple are working together in conjunction with the CERT Coordination Center on any reported security issues," SecureWorks said. "We will not make any additional public statements regarding work underway until both companies agree, along with CERT/CC, that it is appropriate." SecureWorks researchers David Maynor and "Johnny Cache" turned heads last month after demonstrating the wireless security flaw on a MacBook, according to Macworld, but later revealed that the MacBook was compromised via a third-party wireless driver -- not Apple's own Mac OS X driver that ships with the operating system. One of the security experts said that the pair decided to demonstrate the exploit on a Mac due to a "Mac user base aura of smugness on security," but noted that they were not picking on Macs.




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  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I guess...

    .... those two shouldn't have spouted off so soon, eh?

  1. zl9600

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    does apple confirm?

    I don't see Apple confirming jack. Please verify your stories before you print them. I'd be really surprised to hear that Apple even picked up the phone when they called.

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    verify?

    hahahaha!! Verify BEFORE printing? loL!! Youre on thw wrong site zl9600..

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