With that in mind, Dino Dai Zovi (right), a security researcher and co-author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook,” told attendees at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas he’d found a way to take control of Apple computers, “and steal data that is scrambled to protect it from identity thieves,” says the story.
It’s being call Machiavelli” and works solely on machines that’ve already been compromised, “such as ones attacked with pirated software,” says redOrbit.
Machiavelli can, “take over Apple`s Safari browser and use passwords for financial accounts and encrypted data on bank statements,” it says.
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs,” the story has Dai Zovi stating.
“They are advancing. Our concern is that they are just not advancing as fast as they are gaining market share,” it has Charlie Miller, co-author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook,” noting.
“The authors claim that the Mac operating system will be significantly easier to compromise once hackers set their minds to do it,” says redOrbit, adding:
“The Mac system has many more codes than Windows, which means many more possible glitches that could be exploited.”
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