Is Your Notebook Rootkitted?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. 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>
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jul 31, 2009
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  2. In message <h4u6lm$1s5$>, 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>.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 6, 2009
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