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August 3, 2006

Centrino holed by Wi-Fi flaws

Filed under: Driver, Hacking — rakeshvk @ 6:27 pm

The bugs could allow Wi-Fi-based attacks or even wireless-enabled worms

Intel has issued patches for flaws in its Centrino device drivers and ProSet management software that affect the security of the wireless products.

 

Three flaws are addressed with the updates. One could allow an attacker to break into a PC via Wi-Fi or even create a worm that jumps from one wireless-enabled laptop to another, provided the computers are within each other’s range. Another security hole makes the system vulnerable to attacks that let a malicious user gain additional privileges, according to security experts at Sans Internet Storm Center and F-Secure. >>>>

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