Security experts have found a serious vulnerability in the Apple T2 security chip. Thanks to this hardware flaw, cybercriminals can gain widespread access to Apple computers.
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The Apple T2 chip is used in the system to offload the main processor from Intel. It helps by checking the integrity of the firmware and examines encryption protocols. In addition, the functionality of this device includes sound processing and output-input devices. This allows you to monitor the keyboard and prevent reading of the typed information. Even to handle Netflix 4K streaming, there is a need for this chip. Recently, security experts studied the functionality and found that not only iPhone X smartphones, but also Computers from Cupertino can be hacked, and precisely because of the presence of Apple T2 for security. Hackers found an opportunity to take control of the device, gaining almost complete access to information. Even if they cannot break the encryption, they will be able to implement a keylogger and find out all the passwords, after which breaking will become a formality for them.
It is noted that the situation is aggravated by the fact that in order to eliminate the vulnerability, it is necessary to make changes to the program code, namely, to prevent such manipulations, the chip was created. So far, experts advise owners of Mac and MacBook not to leave their computers unprotected, since hacking is not possible remotely and for its implementation the attacker must physically connect to the device using a cable.