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Apple Laptop Batteries Can Be Hacked To Explode

In Apple’s latest laptops, they have incorporated technology to help manage power consumption. Now hacker Charlie Miller has found a fatal security flaw in the firmware that manages these battery functions.

The software uses a default password which he has found to be the same for every laptop that has the battery saving features installed. Charlie has found a way to stop the battery from accepting a charge or even a way to cause it to heat up and subsequently start on fire or explode. One could even say that the battery could “self destruct.”

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Critical update for Internet Explorer users from Microsoft.

A flaw in IE was discovered which was responsible for the most recent Google attacks. Users are advised to download the update to protect their systems from remote execution exploit.

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