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Macs can be permanently compromised via firmware worm


Help Net Security - (International) Security researchers discovered vulnerabilities in the firmware of Apple computers, dubbed "Thunderstrike 2," in which a worm delivered via a phishing email or malicious Web site could spread across connected devices and systems before rewriting itself in the firmware to ensure persistence. Researchers stated that users need to re-flash the chip that contains the malware in order to get rid of the worm.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:53