Millions Of Windows And Linux Systems Are Vulnerable To This ‘Hidden’ Cyber Attack

    Date18 Feb 2020
    Posted ByBrittany Day

    What if I told you that there is an exploitable security risk hiding in plain sight that could result in the compromise of your Linux or Windows machine? What if I told you that the attack vector has been exploited since 2015 and that both vendors and attackers are well aware of it?

    New research has revealed how unsigned firmware in laptop cameras, network interface cards, trackpads, USB hubs and Wi-Fi adapters is leaving millions of systems exposed to data theft and ransomware attack. Researchers from Eclypsium found, across four separate studies, unsigned firmware in the peripherals of machines from manufacturers including Dell, HP and Lenovo that left users open to attack.

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