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Old 09-14-2019, 12:01 AM   #16
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BIOS does not, but it is not found in new machines.

UEFI can, regardless of mode, and you cannot avoid it in new machines, at least x86 based ones.

However, althrough on x86 there is no choice, because you have UEFI in all new x86 machines, the risk is still small because the vector is not exploited much yet. So even though there is a problem waiting to happen, there is no benefit to worrying, ... yet.
Thanks. Since firmware in computers can get infected, does it even matter if the BIOS can/ can't?
 
Old 09-14-2019, 08:14 AM   #17
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New machines have EFI BIOS that often includes a MBR look-a-like mode.

Anyway what about CPU's use of speculative execution potentially allowing malware to observe Linux kernel processes?
This was a fundamental design flaw built into the chip.
Not even firmware...
 
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:30 AM   #18
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New machines have EFI BIOS that often includes a MBR look-a-like mode.

Anyway what about CPU's use of speculative execution potentially allowing malware to observe Linux kernel processes?
This was a fundamental design flaw built into the chip.
Not even firmware...
you do understand that you are needlessly pouring fuel onto a fire.

Look at hddfsck's other threads, they all have the same over concern with regards to security along with a fundamental lack of understanding of the actual problem they are concerned with.

Learn to read people, not just the words they write.
 
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:29 PM   #19
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you do understand that you are needlessly pouring fuel onto a fire.

Look at hddfsck's other threads, they all have the same over concern with regards to security along with a fundamental lack of understanding of the actual problem they are concerned with.

Learn to read people, not just the words they write.
Firerat, I respect your position, however, you haven't fully 'read' me, but that's not your fault. I have had people targeting me for quite some time. It is not "over-concern", it is just the reality.

For instance, the computer I am using to write this, is infected with malware, almost definitely in Bios and/or firmware.

Thanks.

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