“”Thunderstrike” is the name for an attack that can target Mac hardware via the Thunderbolt port,” Rene Ritchie reports for iMore.
“Apple had previously updated the Retina 5K iMac and 2014 Mac mini to partially secure them against Thunderstrike,” Ritchie reports. “Now, the upcoming OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 will fix the problem for all recent Macs running Yosemite.”
“To secure against Thunderstrike, Apple had to change the code to not only prevent the Mac’s boot ROM from being replaced, but also to prevent it from being rolled back to a state where the attack would be possible again,” Ritchie reports. “According to people with access to the latest beta of OS X 10.10.2 who are familiar with Thunderstrike and how it works, that’s exactly the deep, layered process that’s been completed.”
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