Friday, February 23, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Assistant is Going Global
TEAC Releases New Reference Series Hi-Res Audio Models
First Affordable Android Go Smartphones Coming Next Week
Samsung Breaks Ground on New EUV Line in Hwaseong
Samsung Max Android Application Offering Mobile Data Saving Mode and Privacy
Introducing the CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D
EASA Publishes Guidelines for Safe Drone Operations
Apple to Upgrade the AirPods Headphones
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Intel S...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Intel Security releases EFI rootkit checker Following WikiLeaks Reports


Following recent WikiLeaks Vault 7 disclosures, including details regarding firmware vulnerabilities in popular hardware, Intel Security has pushed out a tool to check for such rootkits.



The Vault 7 leaks suggest that the CIA has been able to produce EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) rootkits for MacBooks called DarkMatter.

Intel Security has released tool to check for such rootkits, although Apple issued a statement earlier this week indicating that it had addressed "many of the issues" exposed by WikiLeaks.

EFI is the firmware that replaces the old-fashioned BIOS on computers. Various rootkit exploits allows the attacker to inject code that will then be run before the operating system itself launches. Working on a kernel level, rootkits evade easy detection and could also survive hard disk formats.

According to Intel, DarkMatter includes multiple EFI executable components that it injects into the EFI firmware on a target system at different stages of infection. If one has generated a whitelist of known good EFI executables from the firmware image beforehand, then running the new tools.uefi.whitelist module on a system with EFI firmware infected by the DarkMatter persistent implant would likely result in a detection of these extra binaries added to the firmware by the rootkit.

According to Intel, the open-source CHIPSEC can help you defend from this threat and stay safe.



Previous
Next
Preinstalled Malware May Be Targeting Your Android Phone        All News        California To Allow Testing Of Robot Self-driving Cars
HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset with Dolby Surround Sound Now Shipping     PC Parts News      Seagate To Focus On New SMR, TDMR And HAMR Hard Disk Technologies

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Brings 5G Connectivity to PCs
Intel Releases Updated Firmware for 6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core Processors, Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Investors and Consumers Sued Intel Over Meltdown and Spectre CPU Security Flaws
Intel SSD DC P4510 and P4511 Series Come in New Form Factors, 64-layer TLC 3D NAND
Intel Focuses on Silicon Spin Qubits for Quantum Computing
Intel Graphics Drivers Add Game Optimization Feature
Intel Raises Bug Bounty Awards, Expands Program
ISSCC: Samsung Working on 7-nm EUV SRAM, Intel Details 10-nm SRAM
New 8th Gen Intel Core i3 Processor Expands Performance Options for Thin and Light Laptops
Intel Releases Spectre Microcode Update for Skylake Chips
New Intel Xeon D-2100 Series Includes the Company's Fastest Low-power Processors
Foxconn to Invest $340m in AI venture

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .