Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Apple: "Thunderbolt Attack In OS X Patch"

Apple will soon release an update for Mac OS X Yosemite discovered next three vulnerabilities revealed by Google and also the last year demonstrated Thunderbolt attack will remedy. Let sources with access to the beta version of Mac OS X 10.10.2 opposite iMore know.

In late December showed researcher Trammell Hudson during the CCC hacker conference in Hamburg how he bootkit can install on an Apple Macbook that reinstalling the operating system and replace the hard drive can survive through the Thunderbolt port. Once the bootkit is running that can spread virally by infecting other Thunderbolt devices.

To install the bootkit is need physical access to the computer. To adjust Mac computers to protect against the attack Apple had not only the code that prevents the boot ROM is replaced, but that a rollback to a previous state which prevented the attack still works.

Further, Mac OS X, 10.10.2 Yosemite also three vulnerabilities remedy that Google recently revealed in the OS.Researchers from the search giant had vulnerabilities discovered last year and reported to Apple. Since they are not within the Apple patched the details were automatically made ​​public time limits provided by Google. Something happened earlier vulnerabilities in Microsoft.

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