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Critical Wireless Flaw Leaves Windows Users Open To Attack 
13th-Nov-2006 01:19 pm
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Critical Wireless Flaw Leaves Windows Users Open To Attack

The vulnerability in the Broadcom wireless driver went public Saturday; the same day, an exploit was added to the Metasploit Framework, a penetration testing tool.

By Gregg Keizer
InformationWeek

Nov 13, 2006 02:28 PM

A critical vulnerability in a wireless driver used in PCs sold by Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, and others will be tough to patch, a security researcher said Monday, even though exploit code has already been published and attacks are possible.

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My laptop runs Linux. :-P
Comments 
13th-Nov-2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
My laptop runs Linux

That's fortunate, you've made a good choice. Mine runs XP, and is one of the ones that has this vulnerability. On the good side, I can turn off the wireless aspect when I'm not using it by simply pushing a button, so I'm most likely going to get attacked in an airport or something, but not day to day.
13th-Nov-2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
Actually, ALL my computers run Linux....

Well.. except for the four Atari 800s and three Apple 2e's. They don't run Linux. But then they don't network, either [shrugs shoulders].
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