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Submission + - New proof-of-concept bootkit targets UEFI and Windows 8 (

KingofGnG writes: "The UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) platform is the “next-gen” technology designed to replace the ancient BIOS contained within the most basic layer of hardware logic in PCs, bringing not only a more flexible environment but strong security features as well. The fact is that the UEFI platform has been already “cracked” open by a new bootkit created by Italian security researchers."
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New proof-of-concept bootkit targets UEFI and Windows 8

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