Things I’m Reading – Two Mac viruses strike at the heart of the platform’s secure image

Two Mac viruses strike at the heart of the platform’s secure image
By Alex Hern

‘Thunderstrike 2’, a worm which moves from macbook to macbook using hardware, joins privilege escalation bug seen in the wild for the first time

For years, Mac users have been safe in the knowledge that their platform was relatively safe from malware. A combination of the lower number of users on the platform, less attention from security researchers and, in general, fewer security holes in the operating system than Windows has led to a history generally free of damaging viruses and malware. So proud has Apple been of its security that it even ran several spots in its Mac vs PC ad campaign dedicated to the idea that Macs don’t get viruses.

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August 4, 2015 at 03:01PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1VZ4fZD

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