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Interesting Read: Your PC or laptop may have a backdoor enabled by default, millions do

Posted by Xavier Ashe on August 13, 2014

As I browse the internet, I find security news that I find interesting. Here is one such article:

Your PC or laptop may have a backdoor enabled by default, millions do

Computrace software, which is enabled by default on millions of PCs, could allow attacker to remotely wipe the hard drive. Researchers described the "backdoor" in BIOS/UEFI, as well as how it can be exploited at Black Hat USA. Although the suggested threat mitigation is the deactive Computrace, that’s not always possible.

Original article from Computerworld Blogs – Security
Original article posted on August 13, 2014 at 10:03AM

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