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Intel AMT security issue lets attackers bypass laptop login credentials

Insecure defaults in Intel AMT allow an intruder to completely bypass user and BIOS passwords and TPM and Bitlocker PINs to backdoor almost any corporate laptop in a matter of seconds.

What lies beneath? - Tackling the threat of BIOS attacks

Attackers are always on the lookout for new vectors and unmonitored devices are attractive targets; Paul McKiernan warns, ensure that a security stack covers every attack vector - below the OS, in the OS and above the OS.

Intel Security responds to EFI rootkit malware, updates detection tool

Intel Security has updated its Chipsec BIOS tool in response to the release last week of WikiLeaks' Vault7 collection of 'cutting-edge' CIA malware.

Lenovo laptops automatically re-install removed software

Firmware on Lenovo laptops keeps installing software - which is not just annoying, its also a security vulnerability.

Ghosts reappear (deep) inside the machine: BIOS bootkits & UEFI exploits

BIOS bookits are being used in APTs, with new research demonstrating abiity to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities.