MacBook Air Remote Disc security overview

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 2:49 AM EST

ISFYM:" As promised, we’ve spent some time reviewing the new MacBook Air’s Remote Disc feature from a network security point of view. It’s confusing and a bit worrisome."

Remote Disc actually consists of three distinct pieces, each implemented quite differently: “DVD or CD Sharing,” which we overviewed and raised questions about previously, “Remote Install Mac OS X,” which lets you run the Mac OS X Installer remotely, and “Remote Migration Assistant” which lets you migrate an account from a remote Mac to the MacBook Air. Each has its own “challenges.”

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