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Cloud Security and Safeguarded Solutions with Intel® TXT

Cloud Security and Safeguarded Solutions with Intel® TXT | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Discover how SoftLayer and Intel are working together to offer a solution for cloud security concerns using Intel® Trusted Execution Technology.
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Ghosts reappear (deep) inside the machine: BIOS bootkits & UEFI exploits - SC Magazine UK

Ghosts reappear (deep) inside the machine: BIOS bootkits & UEFI exploits - SC Magazine UK | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
BIOS bootkits shown able to exfiltrate data exploiting recently discovered vulnerabilities.
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Intel® Trusted Execution Technology Server Platform Matrix

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology Server Platform Matrix | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Vendor matrix lists server platform components and operating environments that support Intel® Trusted Execution Technology.
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LightEater Demo: Infecting a HP BIOS with physical access - BONUS TRACK! - YouTube

In this video we infect an HP EliteBook 2540p BIOS via physical access. We insert a "LightEater" backdoor, that is capable of exfiltrating data via the Intel...
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LightEater Demo: Remote ASUS BIOS infection using the Venamis vulnerability - YouTube

In this video we infect an ASUS BT1AH BIOS over the network, with the "Venamis" vulnerability (CERT VU# 976132) that ASUS never patched. We insert a "LightEa...
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Hard Disk Firmware Hacking (Part 1) | MalwareTech

Hard Disk Firmware Hacking (Part 1) | MalwareTech | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Interfacing hard disk controller via JTAG and dumping firmware from flash.
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Intel woos the Internet of Things with firmware factory for Atom, Quark - The Register

Intel woos the Internet of Things with firmware factory for Atom, Quark - The Register | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Auto-generated UEFI images to get gadgets up and running fast
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How do I thoroughly check my laptop for malware embedded in the BIOS and other firmware? • /r/AskNetsec

How do I thoroughly check my laptop for malware embedded in the BIOS and other firmware? • /r/AskNetsec | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Total newbie here. I read on the internet that there are some very pesky malware and spyware that can get embedded in the BIOS of a computer and...
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It's impressive how much bad information is being spread around...

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CompTIA: Malware, Hacking Tools Keep IT Execs Up at Night - The VAR Guy

CompTIA: Malware, Hacking Tools Keep IT Execs Up at Night - The VAR Guy | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Advanced malware and the prevalence of hacking tools are among the highest causes of stress for IT execs, according to CompTIA.
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Deep Dive: 5 Threats Affecting Hardware

Deep Dive: 5 Threats Affecting Hardware | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Hardware is usually considered relatively safe and clean — as opposed to software which is usually the layer suffering from bugs and malware. But this is no longer true
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New attacks defeat Secure Boot and brick PCs

New attacks defeat Secure Boot and brick PCs | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Security researchers from Mitre found new ways to defeat the Secure Boot feature in UEFI and install boot-level rootkits
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Trouble at the BIOS Level: LightEater Malware Proof of Concept Shows Major Security Risk

Trouble at the BIOS Level: LightEater Malware Proof of Concept Shows Major Security Risk | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Two researchers at the CanSecWest conference showed how the LightEater malware could infect the BIOS in most hardware to take over systems and steal data.
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Ghosts reappear deep inside the machine BIOS bootkits UEFI exploits

Ghosts reappear deep inside the machine BIOS bootkits  UEFI exploits | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
BIOS bootkits shown able to exfiltrate data exploiting recently discovered vulnerabilities.
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Malware hidden in Nvidia GPUs can infect Macs too, say developers behind proof of concept

Malware hidden in Nvidia GPUs can infect Macs too, say developers behind proof of concept | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
  (Source: 9 to 5 Mac)    Here's some more context on the Mac-infecting side of things:   The developers hint that the Mac version of the exploit will use OpenCL, a framework for writing code that can run on multiple platforms – including GPUs –...
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Device Guard safeguards Windows 10 with hardware authentication - TechRadar

Device Guard safeguards Windows 10 with hardware authentication - TechRadar | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Device Guard joins Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport
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Microsoft takes security to a new level with Device Guard - TechRepublic

Microsoft takes security to a new level with Device Guard - TechRepublic | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced a new feature called Device Guard that prevents unauthorized or malicious code from executing on a Windows system.
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LightEater Demo: Infecting a HP BIOS with physical access - YouTube

In this video we infect an HP EliteBook 2540p BIOS via physical access. We insert a "LightEater" backdoor, that is capable of exfiltrating data via the Intel...
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Hard Disk Firmware Hacking (Part 2) | MalwareTech

Hard Disk Firmware Hacking (Part 2) | MalwareTech | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Interfacing hard disk controller via JTAG and dumping firmware from flash.
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TCG Announces Solutions for Secure Automobile Data and Operations Using ... - Business Wire (press release)

TCG Announces Solutions for Secure Automobile Data and Operations Using ... - Business Wire (press release) | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Trusted Computing Group today announced solutions and a prototype demonstration to address growing security challenges in automobiles, including ECU s
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TCG Announces Solutions for Secure Automobile Data and Operations Using ... - Digital Journal

demonstration to address growing security challenges in automobiles: the
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TPM usage in Automobiles.

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Intel launches Firmware Engine dev tool

Intel launches Firmware Engine dev tool | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
Intel launches Firmware Engine dev tool. Graphical approach to UEFI development.
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Why Cyber Security Is Key To Good Governance - Businessworld

Why Cyber Security Is Key To Good Governance
Businessworld
This leads to the question: How can technology help in mitigating the threat circling around our infrastructure? The approach starts with building security at multiple layers of execution.
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LightEater Malware - AT&T ThreatTraq #136 (3 of 6)

AT&T Data Security Analysts, along with Dan Holden of Arbor Networks, discuss the LightEater BIOS malware. AT&T ThreatTraq welcomes your feedback at threattraq@list.att.com Originally recorded...
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Another Reason to Boycott UEFI: Back Doors or Crackers | Techrights

Another Reason to Boycott UEFI: Back Doors or Crackers | Techrights | Trusted (or NOT) | Scoop.it
UEFI makes computers more prone to infections, according to some security experts
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I don't necessarily agree with what's stated here, but still an interesting viewpoint...

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