thunderstrike 2 macbook 2 1024x594 - Thunderstrike 2 Targets Mac Firmware, Seen in the Wild

Are you running OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta? At least for the moment, you don’t have to worry about Thunderstrike 2, a new and actually virulent bit o’ malware. Thunderstrike 2 infects peripheral device and Mac firmware, and can be spread via a range of mechanisms. Wired and pretty much the entire tech press are reporting on Thunderstrike 2, an exploit that is actively being exploited in the wild. There have been examples of firmware worms in the past—but they spread between things like home office routers and also involved infecting the Linux operating system on the routers. ...Read more

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