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I'm also wondering if this can be done remotely.........
post #22 of 71
If he can do it remotely, imagine the kind of damage he can do to Apple stores. *Daydreams about being an Apple one-man terrorist army* Don't they usually even have Wi-Fi/ethernet connections to let you try out the laptops on the internet?
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 7/22/11 at 10:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
But, but, I thought apple was free of viruses, malware, and spyware and was the most secure OS/computer to date?

This.
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post #24 of 71
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Originally Posted by dham View Post
Lithium Polymer is hobby stuff. I use them all the time in RC planes.

I believe like cell phones, laptops use lithium ion which is much safer.

And yes I always charge my batteries in a protective casing on concrete.
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Lithium Ion is used in cell phones and laptops.
Lithium itself is an alkali metal. Very dangerous, even when mixed with other elements.

Heres a video to prove how dangerous lithium ion batteries are when they are overcharged.


Go to 1:59 to see the explosion.

That would completely destroy a unibody aluminium macbook pro.

Not only is something like that dangerous, but also deadily if your charging your macbook on your lap.

As you can see, Lithium batteries, no matter the type, are always dangerous because of the way lithium will react when too much energy is added.

If this hacker finds a way to put too much maH into a battery and take out the circuitry protecting the battery from not being overcharged, then this could be a very dangerous thing.

I see a cease and desist letter in this guys mailbox soon...

Hope this clears some stuff up
post #25 of 71

Heres another video

post #26 of 71
The article does state "attack" and "take control" thus implying that it could be done remotely.
    
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post #27 of 71
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Does this make all users of Apple laptops ticking time bombs?
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post #28 of 71
I can hardly see this as a funny deal. My mom uses apple products. This isn't really that 'cool' to the average person with a sense of morals. This guy is gonna get sued hard if he continues his "work".
     
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New Mac virus blows up computer?
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This macbook will self destruct in 5..4..3..2..1..0..

Sounds crazy, remote detonation of thousands of macbooks at the same time
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