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Design flaw in Intel processors opens door to rootkits, researcher says.

2015/08/06

IDG News Service - (International) A security researcher from the Battelle Memorial Institute disclosed a vulnerability in the x86 processor architecture in which an attacker could install a rootkit in the processor's System Management Mode (SMM), enabling destructive actions such as wiping the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) or re-infecting the operating system (OS) after a fresh install.

Source: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2965873/design-flaw-in-intel-processors-opens-door-to-rootkits-researcher-says.html

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