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

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. In message <4a736e17$>, 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>.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 6, 2009
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