We reported last week on the swirling controversy over security vulnerability in native Mac WiFi drivers. A couple of years back, Mike Lynn used the Black Hat event to expose security vulnerabilities in Cisco networks, and the community was holding its breath this time around as to whether or not SecureWorks' David Maynor, who made the initial vulnerability charges against Apple, would detail the basis for his charges at this year's ToorCon. Well, he did not: Groge Ou reports that a last-minute decision by SecureWorks prohibited him from talking at the show and offering code and other details about his assertions. Maynor let it be known that in the past, the company he works for was not eager for him to pursue this particular line of activity.
Instead of allowing Maynor to speak out, SecureWorks released this statement:
"SecureWorks and Apple are working together in conjunction with the CERT Coordination Center on any reported security issues. We will not make any additional public statements regarding work underway until both companies agree, along with CERT/CC, that it is appropriate."
For more on Maynor, Apple, and SecureWorks:
- see George Ou's ZDNet report