News tagged with firmware

Linux camp has key to Windows 8 boot lockout

(Phys.org)—Microsoft's rocky reputation with the open source community was not exactly obliterated with hardware news surrounding the upcoming launch of the operating system, Windows 8. Systems will come ...

Oct 14, 2012 report
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Malware in BIOS stirs concern at Black Hat meet

(Phys.org) -- Security researcher Jonathan Brossard has drawn attention to a backdoor espionage problem that is in an ornery class by itself. Presenting his finds at the recent Defcon and Black Hat events, ...

Aug 02, 2012 report
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PC BIOS soon to be replaced by UEFI

(PhysOrg.com) -- The 25 year old PC BIOS will soon be replaced by UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) that will enable PC's to boot up in a matter of seconds. In 2011 we will start seeing UEFI dominate ...

Oct 02, 2010 weblog
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