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‘Unfixable’ hole in Intel ROM exposes all but latest chips to attack – Source CNET Computer News


Intel chips have another hole that may leave computers exposed to attack. 

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Security researchers have discovered a hole in Intel’s read-only memory that it believes cannot be fixed and leaves all but Intel’s latest 10th-generation devices exposed. The new report, published this week by Mark Ermolov of security firm Positive Technologies, points out an error in Intel’s boot ROM that allows each system with the hole to be susceptible to a hack.  

The vulnerability was found in the ROM of the Intel Converged Security and Management Engine, Emolov writes in a blog. He says it “jeopardizes everything Intel has done to build the root of trust and lay a solid security foundation on the company’s…

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