Posts Tagged ‘overwrite boot system’

Windows 8Tags: Windows 8, vulnerability, MBR

Found in Windows 8 vulnerability allows an attacker to overwrite the boot system.

Security researchers have discovered a security flaw in Windows 8, which lets you set the system rootkit. Italian consulting company ITSEC security flaw found after analyzing Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), which replaces the BIOS for Windows 8.

As stated in the company, Microsoft has ported to many elements of the UEFI BIOS, including boot record MBR. Senior security researcher at ITSEC Andrea Allievi were able to construct the first known virus, which infects the MBR in Windows 8. (more…)