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DARPA invites hackers to break hardware to make it more secure

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

Software bug bounties are ubiquitous in the cybersecurity industry, but those focused on hardware are rarer.

Hackable firmware lurks inside Dell, HP and Lenovo computers amid supply chain security efforts

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

"Unsigned" firmware continues to haunt the hardware industry.

Why direct-memory attacks on laptops just won't go away

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

The access to a computer the attack enables — executing code before the computer is even booted up — is insidious.

Intel pushes for hardware-specific additions to vulnerability taxonomy

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

A new proposal is an outgrowth of the Spectre and Meltdown revelations from January 2018.

Microsoft banks on new silicon chips built by Intel, others to fend off firmware attacks

by Jeff Stone • 9 months ago

The timing of this effort roughly coincides with a similar plan at the U.S. National Security Agency.

Supermicro BMCs were susceptible to remote attacks, according to firmware security startup

by Greg Otto • 10 months ago

Researchers from Eclypsium have found issues in the baseboard management controllers of Supermicro’s platforms.

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