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[MaximumPC] Researcher to Demo Apple Hack That Destroys Batteries

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At the upcoming Black Hat Security conference in August, a researcher by the name of Charlie Miller plans to completely ruin a MacBook. The way he’s going to do it is the real story, though. Miller will demo a new attack that can be used to take control of the battery in Apple laptops and completely destroy them, even causing them to catch fire.
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post #2 of 71
So is he able to do it remotely or locally only?

Also, funny and strange at the same time:
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Many security analysts have asked Miller to stop his work, as it could prove too dangerous, but Miller is forging ahead.
 
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sick!
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post #4 of 71
that is pretty cool, and answering the last line of the article, it should be public.
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That's pretty awesome. Apple will probably jump to get it fixed...unless they act like it's no big deal, and then somehow the instructions to do this are "leaked" across the web for anybody to use.
    
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Wow! Cool find.
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Do you think Miller should back off, or should the information be public?
Very instresting read, and to the above part of the article, i think the information should be public, this way it would allow comapny's to realise the mistake and make them take action on it, rather then waiting for a group of people to privatley find out and spread the word around to other virus makers/hackers casuing things to get out of hand, and potentioally injure someone.
    
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post #8 of 71
Not very hard, just tell the Lithium Polymer battery to not stop charging when its full. Go on youtube and look at overcharging Li-Po batteries.


Used to happen to a airsoft gun I had. Used to be really into the sport. I always charged them on a concrete floor in my basement to avoid them catching fire. One day, my charger over charged my Li-Po when I was sleeping and it went boom, caught fire, luckily concrete doesn't burn...
post #9 of 71
There isnt a way to take the batteries out, and I doubt the flame will melt the aluminium so it should be a safety hazard.
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Yawn...... The Ultimate Fantasy Hack, the Title should be called.
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