mac-firmware-worm

On the eve of “Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike” Black Hat presentation team of hackers Trammell Hudson (Two Sigma) & Xeno Kovah & Corey Kallenberg (LegbaCore)
today announced the development of the world’s first firmware worm that can break the legendary security of Apple. Their demonstration shows that Mac computers can be just as vulnerable as Windows PC.

Concern is that the so-called Thunderstrike 2 attack can be carried out through phishing emails or peripheral device such as a USB flash drive or even Ethernet adapter. The worm is directed to the ROM or he stay in the ROM of the peripheral devices, so that even Mac computers, which are not connected to the Internet, may be infected. It also can not be removed from the firmware unless you open the box and manual re-flash the chips. And to be even more bad the worm can not be discovered by any existing antivirus software.

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