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Macbook Battery Firmware Vulnerability Revealed

Hacking ain’t a new thing but hackers are those stubborn fellas who constantly search for hitting upon something like a venerability, a backdoor, a leak or something related.

Apple’s Mac OS is widely considered to be a robust piece of code persistent against viruses and virus makers. But it remains no more unexposed.

Charlie Miller, a researcher at Accuvant Consultancy, a well know Mac security gnat has found a hole in the notebook’s security in the battery compartment. Laptops come fitted with a chip containing a firmware for regulating the computer’s battery operations and allowing the operating system to keep a check on battery’s charge. According to a Forbes article, Miller has found the leak hole in this firmware.

These chips usually ship with a password and if that password is found, this vulnerability can easily be exploited to access he victims PC. By exploiting this hole, the hacker may install a piece of code on the chip thus allowing him/her to control the OS and even the notebook’s charger. what a nightmare!!! whatever you do to correct your dysfunctional PC won’t work unless you pull the chip out of your notebook and throw it away.

However, Mac owners don’t need to worry a bit because Miller is planning to offer the fix at Black Hat Security Conference in August. The solution is a tool CAULKGUN which will generate the passwords randomly. This shows how Mac is as vulnerable as any other operating system out in the market.
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