Security researchers tracking the operations of a cyber-espionage group found the first evidence of a rootkit for the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) being used in the wild.
Some PC owners may need to apply motherboard firmware updates in the near future to address two attacks on TPM chips detailed earlier this month by four researchers from the National Security Research Institute of South Korea.
Intel has addressed a vulnerability in the configuration of several CPU series that allow an attacker to alter the behavior of the chip's SPI Flash memory —a mandatory component used during the boot-up process [1, 2, 3].
Alex Matrosov, a security researcher for Cylance, has discovered several flaws in how some motherboard vendors implemented Intel's UEFI BIOS firmware into their products.
Some Macs running up-to-date versions of their operating system may not be running the latest EFI firmware version, exposing users to firmware attacks, according to a 63-page report published today by security researchers from Duo Labs.
Yesterday, at the BlackHat Asia 2017 security conference, researchers from cyber-security firm Cylance disclosed two vulnerabilities in the firmware of Gigabyte BRIX small computing devices, which allow an attacker to write malicious content to the UEFI firmware.
WikiLeaks dumped 12 new documents today that provide a more in-depth look at the hacking techniques the CIA allegedly used to hack Apple devices, such as Macs and iPhones.
Intel Security, soon to be rebranded as McAfee again, released on Wednesday a scanner that can identify hidden EFI firmware rootkits.