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Re: 60% of new laptops have 'BIOS-level rootkit'

 
 
Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      08-06-2009
In message <4a736e17$(E-Mail Removed)>, vitw wrote:

> What was meant to be a security device for laptops, helping people to
> recover them in case of theft, has been exposed as a critical weakness
> that can allow malicious attackers to gain virtually undetectable long-
> term remote control of people's laptops.
>
> Apparently, around 60% of current new and late-model laptops are affected.
>
> http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3828


Absolute Software tries to downplay the threat
<http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3936>.

 
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