Tag Archives: uefi

Trusted platform module security defeated in 30 minutes, no soldering required

Getty Images reader comments 47 with 39 posters participating Share this story Let’s say you’re a large company that has just shipped an employee a brand-new replacement laptop. And let’s say it comes preconfigured to use all the latest best security practices, including full-disk encryption using a trusted platform module, password-protected BIOS settings, UEFI SecureBoot,… Read More »

One of the Internet’s most aggressive threats could take UEFI malware mainstream

reader comments 97 with 68 posters participating Share this story One of the Internet’s most aggressive threats has just gotten meaner, with the ability to infect one of the most critical parts of any modern-day computer. Trickbot is a piece of malware that’s notable for its advanced capabilities. Its modular framework excels at gaining powerful… Read More »

Custom-made UEFI bootkit found lurking in the wild

sasha85ru | Getty Imates reader comments 29 with 25 posters participating Share this story For only the second time in the annals of cybersecurity, researchers have found real-world malware lurking in the UEFI, the low-level and highly opaque firmware required to boot up nearly every modern computer. As software that bridges a PC’s device firmware… Read More »