Apple joined backdoor bootkit club last month with Thunderstrike. This malware can spread through Apple’s Thunderbolt interface and create a permanent backdoor to the device. The infection can even withstand hard drive reformats and OS reinstallations.
Apple is expected to patch the bootkit in OS X 10.10.2, but what steps can hardware vendors take to address this kind of threat?
Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Tim Erlin, Lamar Bailey, Lane Thames and Craig Young discuss how exactly Thunderstrike works, why the security industry still isn’t ready for a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and how the Internet of Things may be improving hardware security.