How an NSA researcher plans to allow everyone to guard against firmware attacks

    Date26 Aug 2019
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    A NSA open-source security project will increase security in machines by essentially placing a machine's firmware in a container to isolate it from threat actors. Learn more in an interesting CyberScoop article:

    A years-long project from researchers at the National Security Agency that could better protect machines from firmware attacks will soon be available to the public, the lead NSA researcher on the project tells CyberScoop.

    The project will increase security in machines essentially by placing a machine’s firmware in a container to isolate it from would-be attackers. A layer of protection is being added to the System Management Interrupt (SMI) handler — code that allows a machine to make adjustments on the hardware level — as part of the open sourcefirmware platform Coreboot.

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