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All Macs without T2 chip vulnerable to recently discovered cold boot attack

11 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

A new exploit discovered by F-Secure is said to put “almost all” Mac and Windows laptops and desktops at risk for data theft. The vulnerability even leaves Macs with FileVault turned on susceptible.
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Cold boot attack leaves Apple and Microsoft systems vulnerable to data theft

Cold boot attack leaves Apple and Microsoft systems vulnerable to data theft

11 days ago   |   By Beta News

Researchers at cyber security company F-Secure have discovered a weakness in modern computers' firmware that attackers can use to steal encryption keys and other sensitive information. Physical access to the computer is needed to exploit the weakness, but once an attacker has gained this they can successfully perform the attack in around five minutes. "Typically, organizations aren't prepared to protect themselves from an attacker that has physical possession of a company computer," says F-Secure's principal security consultant Olle Segerdahl. "And when you have a security issue found in...
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