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Researchers have a new method to detect malware hidden in hardware components

April 26, 2019

Via: TechSpot

In an age where Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws have become prominent, these bugs only scratch the surface of what hackers and tinkerers have been looking at for years. Hiding malware inside of firmware within hard drives, motherboards, graphics cards, and other common components can make it impossible for OS-level software to find any anomalies.

Even though malware developers have gotten even sneakier by implanting malicious code into embedded firmware, researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas at Austin have developed a reliable method of identifying such intrusions.

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