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Cupertino, we may have a problem. A researcher claims Apple's T2 security chip is vulnerable to an exploit that, if leveraged, would give an attacker full root access and kernel execution privileges. Normally this sort of thing would necessitate fast tracking a security patch, except for one very big problem—it is an "unpatchable" security flaw, the researcher says. Ruh-roh, Shaggy. Apple describes the T2 co-processor as "your own private security detail," further noting that it "provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities" on systems where it is deployed. It is found in several systems, including the following models... iMac introduced in 2020 iMac Pro Mac... Read more...
Apple touts its T2 security chip as "the next generation of security" for its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, pitching it as a feature and benefit to customers. Is it really, though? The T2 chip has come under fire for its ability to effectively thwart third-party repairs. The answer, as it turns out, is not a simple one. First let's talk about what the T2 security chip actually does. On Apple's website, the company describes various functions of the chip, all of which sound like selling points for a potential buyer. "The Apple T2 security chip includes a Secure Enclave co-processor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. It also... Read more...