The DYLD bug that has been a subject of concern for the company as well as Mac users will now be fixed by Apple. The bug reported back in July was a serious risk as it would allow hackers to run a program using administrator rights on your system giving them access to the complete operating system.
This is not the first time Mac has faced a bug problem. Thunderstrike 2 is also a bug that allows hackers to use malicious webpages and overwrite a computer’s firmware. This bug has partially been fixed for now.
Will this bring down Apple’s sales figure?
Yes, this is a serious problem that Apple has been facing since quite a long time now. If this issue doesn’t get solved this will surely affect Apple’s image as well as sales figures drastically. No one will ever want to invest in a product like Apple and risk their security.
While addressing Thunderstrike 2, Apple’s security expert Rich Mogull said, “In this case, an infected computer will infect something known as the option ROM on any vulnerable Thunderbolt device that’s attached. Then that device can infect any computer it’s connected to, and so on. Yes, it’s a worm, and that’s the most interesting part of the research. But especially with the new patch in place, and the generally limited use of Thunderbolt, it would be hard for even a malicious version of this attack to spread very far.”
Now the concern is that the bug has not been fixed in the last update and is assumed to be fixed only when the company rolls out in its next update to Mac OS X 10.10.5 and OS X.
Apple has been a reliable brand and we hope that it will continue to do so. All we can do now is wait for the brand next update and hope for the news to be positive.