Doesn't this exploit require physical access to the actual battery?
On top of that, according to the actual article, any potential malware installed on the battery itself would then need a separate vulnerability in the OS itself in order to do anything. In other words, malware on the battery isn't going to exploit the OS by itself. It isn't going to hijack the bootloader.
But it all goes back to the original problem: the bad guy has to gain physical access to your battery. Which means getting hold of the Macbook, tearing it down, and then what the heck just installing some code on the battery?
Somehow, I'm really not threatened by this.
Thats 1x10^6 downloads versus HOW many seeds?
I really liked Borders. At least, I did at first. I was excited when they opened a "big box" bookstore in my town, but that was a good 15-20 years ago. They were a "big thing" back then. We'd had a couple of small Waldenbooks mall stores, but the Borders standalone store was so much bigger and seemed to have such a wider selection of, well, everything. They had magazines I had seen occasionally when I'd visit a big book store elsewhere, with the convenience of being "right here". It was clean, but the store wasn't that convenient. It was awkwardly located and I had to plan my trips well or the lot was too much hassle. As it was located, it was easier to hit the mall first and Borders last, so it was easier to burn any spendable money before I made it to Borders.
Best Buy opened right across the street, attached to the mall, and easier to access. Street traffic got crazy congested nearby, making Borders all the more in-accessible. Plus, even Best Buy was beating Borders on prices for music.
There was a golden time for Borders when all the Waldenbooks locations closed up and the small bookstores in town, except for one big used bookstore, closed up. Then came Barnes & Noble with an even bigger store, a better location, more parking, and a much better selection. Then came Amazon. Then the used bookstore moved, expanded, and parking became so much easier. Borders quickly became the LAST place that I would go to find a book, and then the place that I would NEVER go.
I like to browse books, so Amazon isn't my favorite - even though I do have a Kindle. I like to browse B&N to see what is new. I like to browse used books too. Then its a choice: do I want a hardback on my bookshelf, do I want an e-book on my Kindle, or do I want both. If I want to read it NOW and "collect" it later on the shelf, I'll buy it on the Kindle and then shop for it as a used hardback later. Thats cheaper and more convenient than buying it as a hardback. If I want the hardback, do I get it from Amazon or B&N? Who has the better deal?
Borders seemed to go downhill over the last decade. B&N had better customer service and a friendlier atmosphere. The shelves at Borders seemed poorly stocked by buyers who didn't seem to care about what they were putting out. I could pick a random technical subject, and it would be hit or miss at Borders: either a wide selection of craptastic books, or nothing at all. B&N might have what I was looking for, but if not then at least the shelves would suggest that they MIGHT have had it. Either one could order it for me, but if I'm going to wait for a book I may as well order it from Amazon.
The only good thing about Borders is the way their magazine section was organized with big long wooden magazine racks in parallel rows making it easier to browse without buying. B&N, in contrast, organized all of their magazines along a big wall in a well-lit zone making it easier to find a magazine, but less convenient to casually browse it.
Yeah, I'm a chiropractor. But I'm not going to try to defend the "nuclear grade crazy" folks. They've earned that label, and wear it as a badge of honor. They're welcome to it.
Salon is no longer pay-only? Wow, when did this change? I haven't browsed them in years.
This is the WORST bait-and-switch with new printers. You're absolutely right, those dirt cheap new printers are often boxed with sub-volume starter ink and then you have to turn right back around and get a set of REAL ink cartridges.
Just the one buttock?
Thats so half-assed!
something something DARK SIDE something something
Woah! Here is it! The "Beginners Guide to Magneto"! Totally awesome!
Thats my favorite hero/villain/mutant/goodguy/badguy - dang, he fills so many niches and his old 80s-era costume was totally awesome.
Wait, no. "Magento".
Imagine my disappointment.
Breadth-first search is the bulldozer of science. -- Randy Goebel