Google’s VirusTotal now also scans for malicious code in firmware and BIOS files

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Google’s VirusTotal now also scans for malicious code in firmware and BIOS files[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/01/source-details-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Google’s online multi-engine virusscanner Virustotal is now able to scan firmware and BIOS files for malicious code. Firmware is often the first piece of code loaded on a system and resides in a flash memory soldered to the mainboard.

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#2

IMHO, BIOS/(U)EFI writers need to publish their source code under free (as in freedom) software licenses, so that when the manufacturers inevitably stop supporting various motherboards, users will likely be able to get updates from other users.


#3

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2767867]IMHO, BIOS/(U)EFI writers need to publish their source code under free (as in freedom) software licenses, so that when the manufacturers inevitably stop supporting various motherboards, users will likely be able to get updates from other users.[/QUOTE]
I trust that as much as giving copies of email to NSA. This is one part I don’t put much trust in some User themselves aren’t creating zombie or botnet BIOS to overtake your system to run their botnet.


#4

Google, like Microsoft, is part of NSA - big deal!