Apple Laptops Vulnerable To Hack That Kills Or Corrupts Batteries

    Date26 Jul 2011
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Your laptop At the Black Hat security conference in August, Miller plans to expose and provide a fix for a new breed of attack on Apple laptops that takes advantage of a little-studied weak point in their security: the chips that control their batteries.

    Modern laptop batteries contain a microcontroller that monitors the power level of the unit, allowing the operating system and the charger to check on the battery

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