Here at the Blackhat hacker convention, I had a chance to talk with David Maynor and Jon "Johnny Cache" Ellch who hacked the Apple MacBook to get behind the story. The video that was posted here on CNET videos . Our own blogger Jason O'Grady dismissed the claims that it was a MacBook hack.
The truth of the matter is that this was a hack on a MacBook but it pertains to third party hardware and third party drivers. While this isn't a flaw on the part of Apple [UPDATE: The same flaw also seems to affect Apple's drivers], it is an attack on a MacBook and it shouldn't be entirely dismissed either by the Mac community. This particular Wireless hack shouldn't be pinned on Apple's products or Apple's programming, but remember that just this week there were 26 flaws patched by Apple and many of the flaws were critical. In fact, there were months when Apple patched more than 30 vulnerabilities a month so it's clear that security vulnerabilities on the Mac are abundant. David Maynor stated that he loves his Mac but it is a fact that the Mac has many security flaws. The point is that no one should not be dismissing security issues on Mac and claiming that they are invincible.