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Thunderbolt Flaws Expose Millions of PCs to Hands-On Hacking

The so-called Thunderspy attack takes less than five minutes to pull off with physical access to a device, and it affects any PC manufactured before 2019.

On Thunderbolt-enabled Windows or Linux PCs manufactured before 2019, this technique can bypass the login screen of a sleeping or locked computer—and even its hard disk encryption—to gain full access to the computer’s data. And while attack in many cases requires opening a target laptop’s case with a screwdriver, it leaves no trace of intrusion and can be pulled off in just a few minutes.

Source: Thunderbolt Flaws Expose Millions of PCs to Hands-On Hacking | WIRED

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