T2 security on new Apple Macs hacked, proves that it's not completely secure after all


Nothing in this world is 100% secured. Even Apple has its fair share of exploits and the latest one could be a major one. Reports claim that security researchers have managed to hack Apple's T2 security chip for new Macs.

According to TechSpot, the security researchers were able to use two compromised iPhones to gain full root access to a Mac computer. This allowed them to access encrypted data, insert malware, and even modify processes within the macOS. As for the two iPhones, they were hacked using two jailbreak methods known as Checkm8 and Blackbird. Mind you, it sounds like hackers would need physical access to the Mac they want to hack, so it might not be a big issue for the average consumer.

The security firm IronPeak speculates that this issue may not be an issue the newer Mac PCs that will are expected to launch with ARM-based chipsets. This is because they will use a different set of chips, meaning the critical weak point - the T2 security chip - will likely be out of the picture. However, Mac computers that are available between 2018 and now could be vulnerable.

If you have a Mac PC launched within that time frame, it may be prudent to take more precautions for it. For those with more knowledge on the subject, do share your comments below. And don't forget to stay tuned to TechNave.com for more news like this.