[New virus created that can completely wreck Apple computers]
The worm works by attacking the computer’s firmware, the software that comes pre-installed and loads the operating system
Once activated, the malware would look out for any peripherals connected to the computer, such as an Ethernet adapter, which it would then infect. The worm could then spread to any other computer to which the adapter gets connected. Once connected, the worm writes malicious code to the firmware of the MacBook.
I wonder hardware is going to become a bigger issue in the future. Little thought is given to whether hardware can be trusted but as it becomes more powerful, there is more risk.
I’d not seen Ethernet adapter’s suggested as vulnerable before. I don’t know if the ethernet adapters are becoming more sophisticated or whether they’ve always had this capability. Also, surely such an attack could become beyond Apple??.. or are Apple adapters different perhaps…