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First-ever Mac firmware worm spreads without the need for networks

First-ever Mac firmware worm spreads without the need for networks
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The next time anyone tells you that "Macs are more secure than PCs," you just send them this article. It turns out that many serious, known PC firmware vulnerabilities are just as effective on Macs.

In fact, your Mac may be in real danger of an infection that can render it completely useless in no time. That's according to a new study by cybersecurity researchers who found Macs are nearly as vulnerable as PCs to firmware attacks.

While Macs may be somewhat safer from attacks and viruses than PCs, it doesn't mean Macs aren't at risk for some very serious problems. Worse, these vulnerabilities on Macs and PCs are extremely difficult to fix. (Read about another malicious Mac attack here.)

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