Dubbed Thunderstrike, because it spreads through maliciously modified peripheral devices that connect to a Mac's Thunderbolt interface. When plugged into a Mac that's in the process of booting up, the device injects what's known as an Option ROM into the extensible firmware interface (EFI), the firmware responsible for starting a Mac's system management mode and enabling other low-level functions before loading the OS. The Option ROM replaces the RSA encryption key Macs use to ensure only authorized firmware is installed. From there, the Thunderbolt device can install malicious firmware that can't easily be removed by anyone who doesn't have the new key.
Chrome Remote Desktop has shed it’s beta tag and adds copy and paste as well as streaming of audio from a remote to a local computer
I used similar programs to this when I had a Windows Mobile and have been missing it since I switched to android. Android Manager WiFi is a free tool for syncing your Android phone to your Windows PC without tethering it via USB. From within Android Manager WiFi you can sync your contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, and more. In addition to syncing it offers a high level of interactivity. If you’re not a fan of browsing for applications on your phone, Android Manager WiFi offers easy browsing and import from the Windows client. You can also browse received messages and send them from your desktop.
Android Manager WiFi is a free application suite that requires a Windows PC and an Android phone. Visit the link below to download a copy.
Android Manager WiFi [via Addictive Tips]
Something we like to do as geeks is add customizations to our desktops, whether with themes or wallpapers. Today we take a look at GeekTool for OS X that will let you add different types of data to your desktop.
GeekTool for OS X is capable of many things from showing the weather outside to what’s playing on iTunes and more. It can display both static and dynamic information.
There are a lot of different Geeklets available that you can find at the link below. Here is an example of our desktop running several different Geeklets for iTunes, IP info, iCal, Weather – which pulls weather data from Yahoo, and the Time and Date we looked at above.
A more in-depth article can be viewed on HowToGeek.