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Advantages of UEFI bios system


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#1 resertedlab

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 03:32 PM

Can someone explain to be the UEFI secure boot and can you still launch live cd's on it? From what i read about the UEFI options can be changed only after you are logged into your windows admin account? What are the advantages of UEFI compared to the old BIOS versions?

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:00 PM

Some reading for you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
http://www.howtogeek.com/175649/what-you-need-to-know-about-using-uefi-instead-of-the-bios/
http://kb.parallels.com/en/115815


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/582844/hacking-teams-malware-uses-uefi-rootkit-to-survive-os-reinstalls/
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/hacking-team-uses-uefi-bios-rootkit-to-keep-rcs-9-agent-in-target-systems/
https://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-usa-07/Heasman/Presentation/bh-usa-07-heasman.pdf
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/03/bios_hacking.html
https://thehackernews.com/2016/08/uefi-secure-boot-hack.html
 

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 01:21 AM

Good. good info Cat! But still i couldn't find these answers- if your Safe Boot is on, can you still launch live usb/cd and if you want to change the boot options for example. do you need first to log to your windows account and start advanced settings from there.






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