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Martin Iturbide

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The First UEFI Virus? - Ransomware?
« on: April 05, 2017, 01:54:54 pm »
- Gigabyte Firmware Bugs Allow the Installation of BIOS/UEFI Ransomware

The only good things was that this vulnerabilities was found by researchers and not lost in the wild. Even that machines with UEFI BIOS may be the future present, I really don't find the benefit of UEFI compared to the old one. I have some machines with UEFI and you only get into the BIOS when you get into trouble. As a difference with the old one, it has some nice things that I just don't use. Does it make it easy for driver developers? or make it easier for the OS to interact with hardware?

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Sergey Posokhov

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Re: The First UEFI Virus? - Ransomware?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 11:21:20 pm »
IMHO it was marketing. Twice upon a time, someone's wanted to switch users from WinXP to Win7.