Apple is held in high regard when it comes to user data privacy and security. However, even Apple products aren’t foolproof and we get to see some vulnerabilities from time to time. A new report states that some iPad, iPhone, and Mac models are vulnerable to short-range attacks via Bluetooth.
Major Thunderbolt Security Exploit ‘Thunderpsy’ Allows Hacker to Steal Data from Encrypted Drive, Partially Affects macOS
A major security flaw has been discovered in Thunderbolt that affects all PCs featuring the port. This includes Windows, Linux, and even Macs. The flaw allows a hacker to access data on a machine that is locked and even if its drive is encrypted.
It is no secret that Apple is working on a 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh with newer 10th gen. processors from Intel, Magic Keyboard, improved speakers, and other improvements. There have been conflicting reports about its launch timeframe, though leaker Jon Prosser now claims that Apple will launch the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh today.
A few years ago, Apple switched to Thunderbolt 3 ports on its Macs, including iMacs, Mac Minis, and MacBooks. The do-it-all port developed by Intel features high data bandwidth of up to 40Gbps and has the reversible USB Type-C connector. For future Macs, Apple could upgrade to USB 4.0 ports, which could support monitors with resolutions as high as 8K and 16K.
Apple has quietly started charging more for built-to-order Macs in various parts of the world. For anyone buying a Mac with upgraded parts, they see an approximate 10% price increase. This hike in prices applies to most laptops and desktops purchased from the company’s website.
Apple could be testing Macs that use AMD processors. References to Santa Clara-based firm’s CPUs have been found in macOS versions since the release of macOS 10.15.2 beta.
Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintosh precisely 36 years ago, today. It was probably the most innovative desktop computer, offering a graphical user interface and a revolutionary mouse.
Malware has evolved over the years and we have seen quite a few for Mac as well. One might think that only advanced malware is capable of targeting users, however, this is not the case. A seemingly simple malware that tricks macOS users into downloading and installing malicious software is one of the most widespread macOS malware.
The two popular market research firms, Gartner and IDC, have released their worldwide PC shipment figures. And the reports from both the agencies show that Apple has lost a significant chunk of market share in the segment.
Fancy some more ports for your MacBook? Well, you can buy dongles to add a few additional ports, but nothing gets better than good old docks. And a new dock from Plugable adds a whopping fourteen ports to any Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac.