Hardware Security


Apple Laptop Batteries Can Be Bricked, Firmware Hacked

Security researcher Charlie Miller, widely known for his work on Mac OS X and Apple’s iOS, has discovered an interesting method that enables him to completely disable the batteries on Apple laptops, making them permanently unusable, and perform a number of other unintended actions. The method, which involves accessing and sending instructions to the chip housed on smart batteries could also be used for more malicious purposes down the road.


[img_assist|nid=5448|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The driver download portal of hardware manufacturer Lenovo temporarily
deployed malicious code. Various virus scanners issued alerts about a
Java-based Trojan downloader or dropper. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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