The laptop battery usually does not come as a hacker target when we consider data security and possible vulnerabilities in our computing systems. Security investigator Charlie Miller found out that modern laptop batteries are simply as hackable as anything else and may be far harder to detect, after he inspected the batteries in some MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs.
Modern laptop batteries contain their own firmware and microcontrollers to supervise power levels, allowing operating systems to check and react accordingly, says Miller. The lithium ion battery inside knows when to end charging even when your . . . → Read More: MacBook Batteries Could Be Target For Hacker Attacks