BIOS Firmware Implementation Vulnerabilities Disclosed at Black Hat

Today’s topics include researchers revealing BIOS firmware implementation flaws at the Black Hat security conference; a report on how antivirus software’s use of the cloud is exposing customers to data exfiltration; Amazon’s second-quarter earnings falling far short of projections; and Cray and Seagate partnering to develop ClusterStor for HPC. At the Black Hat USA security conference in Las Vega, Alex Matrosov, principal research scientist at Cylance, detailed multiple issues he found in Intel UEFI firmware protections used by major motherboard vendors.

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