Prepare for doomsday because there's a new Mac security threat that targets Thunderbolt to deliver its pox-laden payload to destroy your computer—or so some medial outlets would have you believe. The threat, dubbed Thunderstrike was first revealed at the beginning of the year as a proof of concept, and now the developers have a new version called Thunderstrike 2 that can target computers through malicious websites.
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Here's the tl;dr version: Yes, Thunderstrike is a real security threat for the Mac and other PCs. No, it isn't in the wild pillaging, burning down villages, and wreaking havok on your computer.