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Every article about how M1 is now a malware target is stupid clickbait. In none of these cases is the M1 chip exhibiting a vulnerability, other than macOS’ ability to cause code to be run upon it. It’s macOS that’s suffering the vulnerability, the same macOS that also runs on Intel. A compiler target architecture is not remotely the same thing as a exploitable hardware target. It’s just a command line flag. It can’t possibly be news that a malware author changed a compiler flag — xCode practically begs all developers to also target Apple Silicon. Apple never implied the M1 would be in any way more resistant to malware than Intel processors, and they bent over backward to make sure Intel code could run along side natively compiled M1 code to make the processor as irrelevant as possible. Please be responsible journalists and just write a single article stating the M1 is no more or less vulnerable to malware, and leave these “Apple Silicon vulnerability“ framings to less reputable blogs.