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Are the hackintosh (U)EFIs compromised too by CIA-tool "Dark Matter" #Vault7

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 The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.

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hm wiileaks Tweeted today:

"Darkmatter+Triton can be remotely installed CIA has 2016 version: DerStake2.0 EFI is not fixable "vulnerability" "

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First these attacks only affect a limited number of Mac models with unupdated firmware that allowed unsigned option roms to be loaded and executed from a thunderbolt device. Second they need physical access to the machine to infect the firmware, the other methods can be done remotely be can also be cleaned, by reinstalling the OS. I imagine there are many more PCs that have this vulnerability as well, in fact one of the reason for the major change to (U)EFI is BIOS firmware rootkits being very prevalent. But, no - Clover can not prevent this because the firmware has already loaded and executed the option rom during pre-initialization boot, before direct execution boot where clover runs.

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