Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday March 22, 2015

LightEater Malware Attacks Millions of BIOS Chips

We’ve all heard the old maxim that ‘software doesn’t destroy hardware’, but BIOS malware LightEater is an exception to that rule. LightEater can be used just to steal passwords and intercept data or it can render your BIOS useless, preventing your computer from booting.

The problem is made worse because of the fact that very few people take the trouble to update their BIOS. This is something the pair are hoping to change by highlighting the ease with which an unpatched BIOS can be infected with malware.