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    BIOS Infection

    Is it possible for malware to infect your BIOS? If it is, what steps would I need to take?
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    Yes it is. UEFI is also vulnerable. To prevent such infections, Trend Micro advises users to enable the UEFI SecureFlash option, to set up a BIOS/UEFI password and to update the firmware to its latest version so that it has the latest security patches. UEFI/BIOS updates are usually distributed by computer manufacturers through their support websites and some of them do fix issues identified by security researchers.

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    Thanks for the info. I'll have to search for my firmware updates.
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    Has anyone here actually seen a BIOS infection in the wild?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Has anyone here actually seen a BIOS infection in the wild?

    cheers, Paul
    You mean, and lived to tell about it?

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    I have seen a BIOS infection but that was many years ago.
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    Post @Paul T

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Has anyone here actually seen a BIOS infection in the wild?

    cheers, Paul
    I can't say that I have, but I have noticed that after wiping the hard drive, then re-flashing the BIOS to the latest version, that all problems were solved once I got a clean OS back on the hard drive. Now, I can't say you can always do this easily - because some BIOS have a protection that will not allow you to flash any but a newer version once they are programed. Go figure - because that doesn't seem to stop the malware coders!

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