It’s been a very busy start to the new year for our shop, we have been doing a tremendous amount of iMac and Macbook Repair over the last year and we would like to let everyone know who keeps asking, we DO repair all iMac and Macbook computers and ALL Apple products including iPod (All Models) and iPad. Ask about getting you iMac Hard Drive replaced to a Solid State Drive (SSD) and a full tune up including internal and external cleaning. If you’ve had your mac longer then 3 years chances are its super dusty inside and will need to be cleaned internally!
We offer a complete Mac-Tune-Up Package with Sierra OS installed and your option of a 120GB, 240GB, 480GB or 1TB SSD upgrade which will make your computer respond much faster (apps open quicker, shorters boot/reboot times) + a HUGE LIST of apps to choose from!
We hope everyone has an awesome 2017 – All the best to you and your loved ones! – Ryan
Just a few months ago, a story broke about how Samsung smart TVs were susceptible to remote spying by users that hack into the built-in camera. Now, new research demonstrates that MacBook webcams are just as susceptible to being hacked and spied-on as televisions.
Researchers at John Hopkins University discovered exactly how the hacking process is possible without signaling for the light adjacent to the camera to turn on, which is usually an indication that the camera is on.
The primary researcher, computer science professor Stephen Checkoway, published a paper in conjunction with graduate student Matthew Brocker entitled “iSeeYou: Disabling the MacBook Webcam Indicator LED” that contains the detailed process of remotely spying on others’ laptops. Although the researchers could only prove their methods worked with MacBooks created before 2008, they suggest that the process could be successfully repeated with newer computers.
The Washington Post recently ran an article detailing the story of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, who received nude photographs of herself via email. After an FBI investigation, the authorities discovered that Wolf’s former high school classmate Jared Abrahams had hacked into her computer, as well as the computers of several other women, and had been spying on them via their webcam.
The case of Wolf as well as the new research from John Hopkins raises several issues about privacy and security in the modern world. While Apple’s light was intended as a security feature to alert users when their camera was on, it appears that hackers have found an easily solution to disable that feature. According to The Washington Post, the FBI has been using similar hacking technology for years.