Reinfected BIOS with every Reboot

By JDavis | 4/5/09 5:55 PM

It’s been theory, now it’s real. In a talk at last month’s CanSecWest conference two security researchers demonstrated methods for infecting the BIOS with persistent code that survive reboots and reflashing attempts. The best part?

...the method worked on a Windows machine, a PC running OpenBSD and another running VMware Player.

"It was very easy. We can put the code wherever we want," said [Alfredo] Ortega. "We're not using a vulnerability in any way. I'm not sure if you understand the impact of this. We can reinfect the BIOS every time it reboots."

The “real” best part? Mocana’s NanoBoot is the cure.

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