Intel Macs vulnerable to 'chip level' threats

Researchers have claimed that "chip level threats" pose a potential problem for Intel powered Mac systems. A chip level attack targets a feature or vulnerability in the processor rather than attacking software as is the case with nearly all today's security threats.

Examples of chip-level attacks are rare. The last known serious outbreak dates back to 1998, when the CIH/Chernobyl virus embedded itself into the flash-BIOS of infected systems. Intel Macs vulnerable to 'chip-level' threats -

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 23rd May 2006 12:01PM