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Cyber-security expert Charlie Miller has found a disturbing vulnerability in Apple's (AAPL)...

Cyber-security expert Charlie Miller has found a disturbing vulnerability in Apple's (AAPL) Macbook. The batteries’ chips are shipped with default passwords. Anyone who discovers them can control the chips’ firmware and potentially hijack them to do anything the hacker wants, like implanting hidden malware, or even cause the batteries to heat up, catch fire or explode.
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  • warrenrial
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    Thank you Charlie for the information and it is very disturbing to know a chip in the battery could be used for such purposes.
    22 Jul 2011, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    Is this unique to Apple products? I would think not.
    22 Jul 2011, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • tigersam
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    And Charlie Miller is suing Apple for that....

     

    Ok. So spy from China is going go in people's house or office and open Macbook, load malware on the chip. And after that the computer will explode. Does this spy from China going to wear black cloths? Is he going to come in the nighttime? Isn't it easier just come in the house or office and then pour gasoline and set the fire.
    23 Jul 2011, 06:25 AM Reply Like
  • MOseeU
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    Charlie's glass is half empty!!!!
    25 Jul 2011, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • David Jackson
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    Maybe because he used half the glass of water to cool down his hacked-into and overheating battery
    :-)
    16 Aug 2012, 07:27 AM Reply Like
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