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Companies Respond to ‘BootHole’ Vulnerability

July 30, 2020

Firmware security company Eclypsium revealed on Wednesday that billions of Windows and Linux devices are affected by a potentially serious vulnerability that can be exploited to install stealthy and persistent malware. The firm says the weakness affects devices that use Secure Boot, a feature designed to protect the boot process against untrusted code execution.

The security hole, officially tracked as CVE-2020-10713, impacts laptop, desktop, workstation and server devices, as well as network appliances and equipment used in the healthcare, industrial and financial sectors.

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