Posted on Thu 06 March 2008

There is a new technique that allows an attacker to unlock a Windows machine or login without a password. This vulnerability also affects OS X. Right now the hack currently requires a Linux laptop, but it could conceivably make its way to modified iPods.

To protect yourself you'll need ...

There is a new technique that allows an attacker to unlock a Windows machine or login without a password. This vulnerability also affects OS X. Right now the hack currently requires a Linux laptop, but it could conceivably make its way to modified iPods.

To protect yourself you'll need to disable Firewire in your PC BIOS, or on the Mac you will need to set the Open Firmware password.


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