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Researchers appear to have found serious vulnerabilities in Mac laptops and desktops. Trammell Hudson at Two Sigma Investments and Xeno Kovah at LegbaCore are planning to discuss their discovery in detail at Black Hat USA 2015 in Las Vegas. The crux of their discovery: many of the same firmware vulnerabilities that plague PCs also exist in Macs. The researchers plan to prove the vulnerabilities on August 6th. Image credit: Apple   After discovering the firmware vulnerabilities, the researchers were able to create Thunderstrike 2, a proof-of-concept worm that can infiltrate Macs via their firmware. The worm can move from one laptop to another via your peripherals and (in theory) can spread... Read more...