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Anyone who has half a head in the sand right now has heard about  Jon “Johnny Cache” Ellch and David Maynor hacking a Mac in 60 seconds at Blackhat.

It’s important to realize that this is not a Mac vulnerability.  It’s in a 3rd party wireless card.

Classic is what Maynor said, also quoted today by John Paczkowski

“We’re not picking specifically on Macs here, but if you watch those ‘Get a Mac’ commercials enough, it eventually makes you want to stab one of those users in the eye with a lit cigarette or something,” Maynor said. “The main problem here is that device drivers are a funny mix of stuff put together by hardware and software developers, and these guys are often under the gun to produce the code that will power products that the manufacturer is often in a hurry to get to market.”

Of course, those who actually read this blog know that you don’t have to watch the “Get a Mac” commercials.  You can always watch the Lost Mac Ads instead. 

And yes, for the three Macheads who read this blog, I know, I know: Windows is still less secure, Macs are more secure, they are bitchin machines, etc.  But it’s just the holier-than-though thing that kind of tires the UnRest of Us.

Alex Eckelberry