Security researcher Charlie Miller is no stranger to hacking Macs and iPhone via their software. This year at the Black Hat security conference, however, Miller took aim at something other than the Apple’s operating system.
Miller noted that normally he looks at more obscure parts of OS X and iOS but last year he saw Barnaby Jack’s talk about hacking ATMs. That talk inspired him to find an area of research that he could more easily explain.
To start off, Miller refuted media reports that claimed that he could explode Apple Mac batteries.
“I didn’t suceed despite what you might have read in some blogs,” Miller said. “But I did do some pretty cool stuff.”