Gigabyte BRIX Firmware Flaws Allow Installation of UEFI Ransomware


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    Gigabyte BRIX Firmware Flaws Allow Installation of UEFI Ransomware


    April 1, 2017, Bleeping Computer

    Yesterday, at the BlackHat Asia 2017 security conference, researchers from cyber-security firm Cylance disclosed two vulnerabilities in the firmware of Gigabyte BRIX small computing devices, which allow an attacker to write malicious content to the UEFI firmware.

    During their presentation, researchers installed a proof-of-concept UEFI ransomware, preventing the BRIX devices from booting, but researchers say the same flaws can be used to plant rootkits that allow attackers to persist malware for years.
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    Almost wish it was April fools
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    AndreTen said:
    Almost wish it was April fools
    I hear ya.
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