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Topic # 201341 14-Aug-2016 21:17
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Just been emailed for a bios update requirement for HP machines:

Products: HP ProBook Notebook PCs, HP Pavilion Notebook PCs, HP x2 PCs, HP EliteBook Notebook PCs, HP Mobile Thin Clients

Description: A security vulnerability identified with UEFI firmware, dubbed ThinkPwn, has been found in certain HP notebook PCs. This document describes how to fix this issue.


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  Reply # 1611602 14-Aug-2016 21:50
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  Reply # 1611665 15-Aug-2016 04:20
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UEFI security vulns is certainly going to be an interesting attack vector for the next few years


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  Reply # 1611709 15-Aug-2016 09:42
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Looks like it is just affecting the AMD units

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1611724 15-Aug-2016 09:50
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These sort of things make you wonder. Alarm bells went off in my head when I found that the HP machines at work can have BIOS settings changed from in Windows via VBScript. Meanwhile my Asus home machine doesn't like my Apple keyboard; it'll work for a couple of weeks then will suddenly decide that there is no keyboard present until you reset the CMOS. A keyboard shouldn't be able to do that!


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