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Researchers demo exploits that bypass Windows 8 Secure Boot

All articles Researchers demo exploits that bypass Windows 8 Secure Boot ————————— The Windows 8 Secure Boot mechanism can be bypassed on PCs from certain manufacturers because of oversights in how those vendors implemented the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification, according to a team of security researchers. The researchers Andrew Furtak, Oleksandr Bazhaniuk and Yuriy Bulygin demonstrated Wednesday at the Black Hat USA security conference in Las Vegas two attacks that bypassed Secure Boot in order to install a UEFI bootkit — boot rootkit — on affected computers. Secure Boot is a feature of the UEFI specification that only allows software components with trusted digital signatures to be loaded during the boot sequence. It was designed specifically to prevent malware like bootkits from compromising the boot process. According to the researchers, the exploits demonstrated at Black Hat are possible not because of vulnerabilities in Secure Boot itself, but because of UEFI implementation errors made by platform vendors. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read more: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2045793/researchers-demo-exploits-that-bypass-windows-8-secure-boot.html#tk.rss_all ————————— 2013-08-02 05:50:11 Dark RSS Reader www.darkrss.ch