Russian security firm Kaspersky claims to have found a number of suspicious UEFI images, based on the leaked source code of the Italian firm Hacking Team, containing a malicious implant that could be used place a malicious update on a Windows system.
After what seems like an eternity, a security company has dared to mention the unmentionable: the US does have advanced persistent threats or nation-state attack groups which are active.
Slovakian security firm ESET has discovered an UEFI rootkit in the wild, a first of sorts, with the company saying this showed that such a rootkit was a real threat, not some conference topic.
The days of big data demand big storage. Seagate's IronWolf range delivers it in spades, along with enterprise-grade reliability, concurrency and longevity.
Microsoft's secure boot fiasco has shown one thing: while the company makes a big show about standing up to government on behalf of its customers, in reality it is more than willing to fall in line and create backdoors for law enforcement.
Windows 10 will turn off secure boot when one upgrades from Windows 8/8.1 unless a graphics card that has the Windows 8 ready logo is present in the system.
Linux companies Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical will benefit from the decision by Microsoft to suggest that OEMs not provide a means of turning off secure boot on PCs running Windows 10.
Microsoft will leave the option of including a switch to turn off secure boot in computers that are loaded with Windows 10 up to the manufacturer, leaving open the possibility of locking out users of alternate operating systems.
It's early days for secure boot, the new method that Microsoft is using to protect its desktop turf, but it would not be unfair to say that the company has succeeded in showing up the sharply fragmented nature of GNU/Linux.
Is Microsoft finally resigned to the fact that Windows can never again be the dominant operating system on our planet? Or is the behemoth planning to make one final attempt to control what you use?
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