Intel: Thunderbolt 4 isn’t faster but still has improvements

It brings better security and SSD performance to consumers

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Major Thunderbolt 4 Updates

Just because Thunderbolt 4 isn’t getting faster doesn’t mean it’s not an upgrade. The new standard brings several changes that should make it more convenient and lead to better peripherals.

Better Security

In May, The Burn-In reported on a Thunderbolt vulnerability called Thunderspy that lets bad actors steal information from a device even if it locked and has encrypted storage. Intel rolled out a form of direct memory access (DMA) protection last year to address the issue. However, it didn’t require device makers to utilize the protection.

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