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Charlie Miller finds MacBook battery security hole, plans to fill with Caulkgun

According to Forbes, Charlie Miller’s managed to render seven of them useless after gaining total access to their micro-controllers’ firmware via a security hole. Evidently, the Li-on packs for the line of lappies — including Airs and Pros — are accessible with two passwords he dug up from an ’09 software update.

He also thinks hard-to-spot malware could be installed directly within the battery, repeatedly infecting a computer unless removed.

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