The Apple M1 chip was a wildly successful launch for the Cupertino-based tech giant, but new research from MIT says the chip that powers everything from the Apple MacBook Pro to the latest iPad Air has a major security flaw. which, by its nature, cannot be corrected. a security update.

The flaw was exposed in a new paper from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) (opens in new tab) researchers and explores something known as pointer authentication code (PAC). Essentially, PAC works by verifying a digital signature to ensure that a program’s code has not been maliciously altered.