WiFi driver used to hack laptop

A way of seizing control of a laptop by exploiting flawed code in the system's wireless device driver has been discovered by security researchers.

The hack will be demonstrated at the upcoming Black Hat USA 2006 conference during a presentation by David Maynor, a research engineer with Internet Security Systems and Jon Ellch, a student at the US Naval postgraduate school in California.

Device driver hacking is technically challenging, but the field has become more appealing in recent years, thanks in part to new software tools that make it easier for less technically savvy hackers, known as script kiddies, to attack wireless cards, Maynor said in an interview. Wi-Fi driver used to hack laptop News - PC Advisor

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