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New BIOS Virus Withstands HDD Wipes

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New BIOS Virus Withstands HDD Wipes

Nothing sucks more than having to do a wipe and reformat because no matter what you do, you can’t seem to purge your system of that one nasty virus. Viruses that target the BIOS aren’t new, but a lot of the time, they’re specific to a type of hardware. Researchers have now demonstrated a new type of attack that could install a rootkit on the BIOS of common systems, making it very lethal and effective. Anibal L. Sacco and Alfredo A. Ortego of Core Security Technologies released a presentation detailing the exploit of this “persistent BIOS infection.” Through the use of a 100-line piece of code written in Python, a rootkit could be flashed into the BIOS and be run completely independent of the operating system. Yowza.

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    NuclearShadow , April 4, 2009 4:10 PM
    Of course the woman on the commercial was a actress. Does anyone honestly think that Microsoft randomly approach someone and give them this challenge? This would be like hunting down a kid from a Sunny D commercial to see him choose the soda (or god forbid the purple stuff) over the Sunny D.
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    Greatwalrus , April 4, 2009 5:40 PM
    Wow, video game characters are starting to get too hot.. it's scary :\ Should I be attracted? crap. o.O (picture 10)

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    cheepstuff , April 5, 2009 1:01 AM
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    Wow, video game characters are starting to get too hot.. it's scary :\ Should I be attracted? crap. o.O (picture 10)


    how do you feel about picture 6 ? ...talk about attractive...:p 
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    outacontrolpimp , April 5, 2009 7:27 AM
    lol whats with the polar bear and wolf picture
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    marraco , April 5, 2009 9:16 PM
    Ok. Fun.

    Now. Did you accounted by your site being read by the entire world?

    Hundred (¿or millions?) of people knowing nothing about "fools day"?
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    thejerk , April 5, 2009 10:59 PM
    They do now... at that's alllllll that matters.
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    rigaudio , April 7, 2009 10:10 PM
    marracoDid you accounted by your site being read by the entire world?Hundred (¿or millions?) of people knowing nothing about "fools day"?

    OH NOES WE MUST REMEMBER THAT FUN IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE INTERNET