Don’t Fall Behind — Learn About UEFI

I was recently surprised when I found myself CC’ed on a forwarded email from a company marketing itself as a significant provider of cloud computing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (or IaaS). The message, from one of the cloud provider’s engineers to a group mostly comprised of his co-workers, bore what to him had been surprising news: Hey, there's […]
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Setting a BIOS Password Can Help Protect Your Computer

One of my favorite websites – Lifehacker.com – posted a story today about how easy it is to break into a PC or Mac and how to prevent it. The videos are good examples of what can be done when a computer is booted with a disc containing another operating system. We discuss this and […]
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Taking a Virus to the PROM

A French security researcher named Jonathan Brossard has demonstrated that a virus can infect your computer’s BIOS. That virus is not stored on the hard drive and that makes it difficult to detect and then remove.  Brousard’s presentation at Black Hat 2012 has been discussed a great deal in security columns and blogs recently. Here […]
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