Saturday, January 10, 2015

Virus That Terminates Any Apple Laptop



For all digital time, people thought that Apple laptops aka Mactops aka McIntosh computers were resistant to viruses, trojans and malware. Well! Times have changed! Thunderstrike, is virtually undetectable malicious code that can be hidden in ROM which, unlike a normal virus that resides on the hard disk, cannot be removed. This is known as a bootkit attack. That code can be made to do anything an attacker wishes, from covertly observing the user to leaking sensitive data held on the machine. Researchers have found that modifying the contents of the ROM in Apple laptops results in the computer being rendered completely unusable. Details after the jump.

Apple laptops vulnerable to virus that 'can’t be removed'...

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