Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Windows Wireless Flaw A Danger To Laptops

Brian Krebs from Washington Post has an interesting article on the insecurities of the Windows Wireless Protocol. Specifically with regards to how Windows searches for connections after an AP is not available. Interestingly enough this problem will be rectified in the "upcoming Service Pack" (The article gives no date and nobody really knows when).


At the ShmooCon gathering in Washington, D.C., today, old-school hacker and mischief maker Mark "Simple Nomad" Loveless released information on a staggeringly simple but very dangerous wireless security problem with a feature built into most laptop computers running any recent version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.


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