Apple says its T2 chip can prevent hackers from eavesdropping through your MacBook mic

One of Apple’s latest custom chips, the security-focused T2, has made its way to the newly updated MacBook Air, as well as the updated Mac mini. In a new security document published today, and reported on first by TechCrunch, Apple is giving us a glimpse at some of the chip’s capabilities, specifically its ability to prevent hackers from eavesdropping through your laptop microphone.

The T2 chip was first introduced in late 2017 with the iMac Pro, and it provides Apple with a secure way to store sensitive biometric data like fingerprints and the ability to encrypt and decrypt the built-in solid state drive. It will also give users a way to lock the boot process of the device, among other complex security tasks. The T2 chip has since…

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