UEFI flaw makes many Macs vulnerable

tomvos

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That's a scary bug. If it really affects all EFI based Macs build before 2014 then Apple has a lot of new firmwares to build and test. Might take a while.
 

ActionableMango

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I don't understand why this wouldn't be stopped by a simple router firewall, but there is so little detail in the article.
 
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tomvos

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m4v3r1ck

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Some further explanation can be found in this article.

https://threatpost.com/firmware-bug-in-osx-could-allow-installation-of-low-level-rootkits/113076

“Anyone who has developed Thunderstrike like capabilities can exploit this bug right away with minimal effort. It’s more powerful than Thunderstrike because it allows remote attack vectors while Thunderstrike is mostly a local and physical attack to the target machines,”
Thanks @tomvos and @TzunamiOSX for the usefull link!

Proost!
 
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