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Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, Slackware Current AMD64, various VMs
Originally Posted by frankbell
If I have a bad guy in my house accessing my computer BIOS, I have security problems that go beyond passwords.
Exactly my thoughts.
I do actually encrypt the home partition of my netbook in case it is stolen (I have some personal information on there). However, since it's a personal machine I don't feel there is much risk of a bad guy installing a rootkit on it if I leave it on the table of a restaurant when I go to the lavatory or even if I leave it laying around in a hotel room.
Has there ever been an instance of some form of intrusion from a network based entity which has aversely affected someone's BIOS? Or further has there ever been an instance where a program has aversely affected someone's BIOS?
I fully get that you can screw up your BIOS if you enter the BIOS setup; worst case to the extent that you'd force all the settings to maybe cause the system to not boot and then set the password to something difficult.
I think if there were some widespread problems of BIOS intrusion via off system means, then yes maybe people might pay some attention to it.