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Is Your Notebook Rootkitted?

 
 
Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      07-31-2009
Apparently 60% of new notebooks ship with "Computrace Lojack for Laptops",
which is a theft-recovery system. Trouble is, its design is fundamentally
insecure, and can be used by a malicious attacker to take control of your
machine without you realizing it.

<http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3828>

 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      08-06-2009
In message <h4u6lm$1s5$(E-Mail Removed)>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> Apparently 60% of new notebooks ship with "Computrace Lojack for Laptops",
> which is a theft-recovery system. Trouble is, its design is fundamentally
> insecure, and can be used by a malicious attacker to take control of your
> machine without you realizing it.
>
> <http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3828>


Absolute Software tries to downplay the threat
<http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3936>.

 
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