The PC BIOS Will Be Killed Off By 2020 As Intel Plans Move To Pure UEFI

[Codango™: NOOOOOOOOooooooooooo!] Peter Bright: The ability to boot DOS and other legacy relics is going to disappear. Speaking at UEFI Plugfest, a hardware interoperability testing event held by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum earlier this month, Intel announced Continue reading The PC BIOS Will Be Killed Off By 2020 As Intel Plans Move To Pure UEFI

Intel Management Engine Vulnerability Exposes Millions of PCs to Undetectable Attacks, Claims Security Firm

Jamshed Avari: Security research firm Positive Technologies has said it will demonstrate an exploit that allows the running of arbitrary unsigned code on any PC with an Intel 6th Gen ‘Skylake’ Core CPU or later. The security hole exists because Continue reading Intel Management Engine Vulnerability Exposes Millions of PCs to Undetectable Attacks, Claims Security Firm

Extortion-Based Cyber Attacks: The Next Evolution In Profit-Motivated Attack Strategies

Extortion-based cyber attacksToday, data breaches have impacted just about every industry possible. From entertainment to the restaurant industry, no sector or organization appears to be safe, and it has been predicted that cyberattacks are going to get even worse. Recent Continue reading Extortion-Based Cyber Attacks: The Next Evolution In Profit-Motivated Attack Strategies

Attack Could Have Been Prevented If ‘Basic IT Security’ Measures Had Been Taken

Mark Duell: North Korea has been publicly blamed by the UK’s Security Minister for the WannaCry cyber attack which hit the NHS. Home Office Minister Ben Wallace said the Government believed ‘quite strongly’ that a foreign state was behind the Continue reading Attack Could Have Been Prevented If ‘Basic IT Security’ Measures Had Been Taken