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Find Your Mac's Serial Number

Want to check your Mac's serial number quickly and easily? Select About This Mac from the Apple menu, and click on the text directly below "Mac OS X" that reads "Version 10.x.x." Click once and you'll get a build number which is more specific information about the software. Click twice, and you'll get your Mac's serial number.

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Thunderstrike Proof-of-Concept Attack Serious, but Limited

The recently demonstrated Thunderstrike proof-of-concept attack could infiltrate a Mac at the hardware level, but few users need to worry about it given its need for physical access.

 
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