Security conference to debut Windows firewire crack


Locking your firewire equipped Windows PC while you pop out for lunch won't keep it secure, thanks to a new hack developed by a New Zealand based security consultant. The new attack, which unlocks Windows workstations in 20 seconds by manipulating firewire ports, will be demonstrated at Sydney's Ruxcon security conference on September 30.

"It's generally well known in the forensics community that you can do this; it's just not been done against Windows as far as I know," says the creator of the hack, Adam Boileau, a consultant with Security-Assessment.com. "If you see an exposed firewire port, chances are that dude's got a problem." Security conference to debut Windows firewire crack - Security - Technology

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 26th September 2006 7:58AM