The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the U.S.

Central Intelligence Agency were patched years ago, according to Apple.WikiLeaks released a new set of files Thursday that supposedly came from the CIA.

They contain details about the agency’s alleged malware and attack capabilities against iPhones and Mac computers.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security Report newsletter. ]
The documents, dated 2012 and earlier, describe several “implants” that the CIA can install in the low-level extensible firmware interface (EFI) of Mac laptop and desktop computers.

These EFI rootkits allow the agency’s MacOS spying malware to persist even after the OS is reinstalled.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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