Thunderbolt Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Data

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By Rick Richardson

Attackers can steal data from Thunderbolt-equipped PCs or Linux computers, even if the computer is locked and the data encrypted, according to security researcher Björn Ruytenberg.

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Using a relatively simple technique called “Thunderspy,” someone with physical access to your machine could nab your data in just a few minutes with a screwdriver and “easily portable hardware,” he wrote.