New MacBooks will disconnect microphone when lid is closed

Apple unveiled new Macs and iPads on Tuesday and has pushed out security updates for macOS (Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra), iOS, watchOS, tvOS, Safari, iTunes, and iCloud for Windows.

Among the various vulnerabilities fixed is an ICMP packet-handling vulnerability in the XNU kernel that could be exploited remotely to achieve code execution on, extract data from, or crash macOS powered devices (as demonstrated in the following video):

Closed MacBooks disable microphone

During the Apple event that presented the new devices to the world, Apple has also revealed that all new Mac portables (MacBooks) that have the T2 security chip built in automatically disable the microphone when the lid of the device is closed.

Source: Apple releases security updates, says new MacBooks will disconnect microphone when lid is closed – Help Net Security

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