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New bug in PC booting process could take years to fix, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Billions of devices are affected, according to Eclypsium.

DARPA invites hackers to break hardware to make it more secure

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months 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 • 7 months ago

"Unsigned" firmware continues to haunt the hardware industry.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 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 • 8 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 • 11 months ago

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

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