Wireless Drive-by Attacks


A new type of security exploit has been mentioned on ComputerWorld.com.

"Security researchers have found a way to seize control of a laptop computer by manipulating buggy code in the system's wireless device driver...

"This would be the digital equivalent of a drive-by shooting," said Maynor. An attacker could exploit this flaw by simply sitting in a public space and waiting for the right type of machine to come into range.

The victim would not even need to connect to a network for the attack to work."

Details on which wireless drivers this can affect have not been published yet. Details of this security research project will be revealed at a conference taking place at the end of July. More news about this coming soon.