New Malware Variant Resides In System Bios:

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by wtsinnc, Mar 28, 2009.

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  1. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

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    Probably not, because this type of malware doesn't exist yet, it is just a proof of concept.
     
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    The article already states that you can flash the bios to kill it. I'm sure there are ways to protect it too.
     
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    From the article:

    "There is defense against such an attack, however, as the researchers say that a password or physical lock against BIOS flashes could block the install of the rootkit."

    "The best approach is preventing the virus from flashing onto the Bios," said Sacco. "You need to prevent flashing of the bios, even if it means pulling out jumper on motherboard."
     
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