Two vulnerabilities have been found that attack the Central Processing Units of almost all computers – Windows AND Mac.
If this vulnerability is exploited, your computer may be subject to ALL of your information being visible to whoever is attacking the machine.
While most individual users are less likely to be targeted, we’re all still open to this problem – and it may never be completely fixable. However, this article from PC World will educate your further, and teach you what you may do to try to partially protect yourself.
On Macs, I’ve been advocating removal of most antiviral software – however now, I’m going to suggest that users on both platforms take advantage of the protection that may be enabled by a good Antivirus/ID Protection package.
In the meantime, please read this article for more information.