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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.
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]
Researchers from Microsoft have come up a sensor
widget concept that provides alerts and lets users control and monitor
exactly what other users see from their webcams, microphones, and other
live data streams. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]
European researchers are proposing a paradigm-shifting solution to
trusted computing that offers better security and authentication with
none of the drawbacks that exist in the current state of the art. Read the full article. [Science Daily]
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