Huawei laptop ‘backdoor’ flaw raises concerns

From the BBC:

So the question is, honest mistake (and terrible security practises) or is somebody hacking the Huawei supply chain.

Conversation 1 comments

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    04 April, 2019 - 12:27 am

    <p>I thought that sounded familiar. It was reported in the IT Press back in January.</p><p>In other news, Apple fixed a critical UEFI flaw last October and Razer has the same flaw; the motherboard is shipped in "manufacturing" mode, which means there is no security in the UEFI to stop malicious software being installed at the UEFI level (i.e. you can't get rid of it with AV software, re-installing or even replacing the hard drive/SSD). Unlike Apple or Huawei, Razer has so far refused to acknowledge the security researcher and will, currently, not be fixing the problem with all of their shipped laptops.</p><p>And the Asus one from last week, where they were hosting a manipulated version of their updater tool, which was signed by their internal developer certificate, which was used to download malware to specific laptops.</p>

Windows Intelligence In Your Inbox

Sign up for our new free newsletter to get three time-saving tips each Friday

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thurrott © 2023 Thurrott LLC