AE Hit With Virus Yesterday – I’m Trying to Fix it Now – Be Back Soon

American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Well look at this. Story on Wired.com just yesterday:

Hacking BIOS Chips Isn’t Just the NSA’s Domain Anymore

The ability to hack the BIOS chip at the heart of every computer is no longer reserved for the NSA and other three-letter agencies. Millions of machines contain basic BIOS vulnerabilities that let anyone with moderately sophisticated hacking skills compromise and control a system surreptitiously, according to two researchers…

…Because many BIOS share some of the same code, they were able to uncover vulnerabilities in 80 percent of the PCs they examined, including ones from Dell, Lenovo and HP. The vulnerabilities, which they’re calling incursion vulnerabilities, were so easy to find that they wrote a script to automate the process and eventually stopped counting the vulns it uncovered because there were too many. Wired

The day that story comes out, I get hacked with a BIOS attack.

I’m nothing…

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