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Flaws in firmware expose almost any modern PC to Cold Boot Attacks

September 14, 2018

A team of security researchers demonstrated that the firmware running on nearly all modern computers is vulnerable to cold boot attacks.

A team of experts from cybersecurity firm F-Secure has discovered security flaws affecting firmware in modern computers that could be exploited by hackers to carry out cold boot attacks and recover sensitive data from the memory of the affected machines.

The attack devised by Olle Segerdahl and Pasi Saarinen leverages physical changes to the target hardware.

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