Every Thunderstrike related story has some comments that always appear. If you want to play bingo in the comment section, here is what you can expect to find:
You can't write to ROM! It's "Read-Only"!
Macs don't get viruses!
- It's not a virus/worm/trojan because it doesn't ...
- BIOS != UEFI (or EFI != UEFI)
- BIOS need to have write-protect switches!
- No one uses Thunderbolt, so this doesn't matter!
- Physical control == All security bets are off!
- If they have physical control, they can just steal the laptop!
- Since it needs root access I don't have to worry about it.
- This is old news because Inception was fixed in ...
- A low-level format will get rid of it!
- Does this work with USB?
- I use FileVault disk encryption, so I'm safe.
- I have a firmware password, so I'm safe.
- I never leave my laptop alone, so I'm safe.
- I never run code as root, so I'm safe.
- I run Linux, so I'm safe.
- This is Intel's fault since they invented Thunderbolt.
- This is Intel's fault since they wrote EFI.
- Secure Boot solves this problem.
- Why do these security people keep revealing bugs? Doesn't that just help the hackers?
Last update: November 8, 2020