MITRE | Cybersecurity | Cyber Depot
Jared Sperli stashed this in security
During the course of MITRE's Trusted Firmware Measurement research project, we determined the exact methods by which computers' firmware (BIOS) protects itself from modification. Subsequent experiments revealed that many older BIOSes still in use today, do not adequately protect themselves. What's at stake? Writable BIOS can lead to the installation of a backdoor that avoids detection because there are very few products that can check the integrity of the BIOS; worse, by writing junk to a BIOS, a system can be bricked (rendered un-bootable).
Do smartphones have BIOS's?
Well then today I learned something new. No matter what machine, firmware is still vulnerable.