World's First Mainboard with Open-Source BIOS

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According to a post over at Gmane.org, AMD engineer Yinghai Lu has reportedly released source-code of the BIOS for the Gigabyte Technology M57SLI-S4 motherboard. This can potentially allow advanced users to "program their motherboards" by...

Researchers: Rootkits headed for BIOS

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Insider attacks and industrial espionage could become more stealthy by hiding malicious code in the core system functions available in a motherboard's flash memory, researchers said on Wednesday at the Black Hat Federal conference. ...

Phoenix extends Bios to enhance network security

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Bios maker Phoenix has launched a security software utility that allows network administrators to authenticate hardware devices. Phoenix Technologies, the company behind the Phoenix Bios firmware that is installed in about 80...

Writing an end to the bio of BIOS

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Intel and Microsoft are gearing up to move toward the first major overhaul of the innermost workings of the personal computer--the boundary where software and hardware meet--during 2004. The companies will begin promoting a technology...

Phoenix toughens up BIOS

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The software that sits between the operating system and a PC's hardware hasn't changed much in decades. Now, Phoenix Technologies wants to introduce greater security, usability and copy protection. Phoenix, one of the biggest makers...

Phoenix Developing DRM-Equipped BIOS

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BIOS maker Phoenix Technologies said it is currently shopping a digital-rights-enabled BIOS system to top PC OEMs, the most aggressive use of DRM technology to date. Phoenix executives said Wednesday that they've developed a prototype...

BIOS Patcher 4.00.rc7.1

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BIOS Patcher is a kind of software that can find and fix errors in your system BIOS (only AWARD BIOS for now) and also it can add or open new features, i.e. some features that...

PC Thieves: the BIOS has you

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Pilfering a PC may become less appealing, if software makers Phoenix Technologies and Softex have their way. The two companies are teaming to offer software called TheftGuard, which is designed to be anchored...

A Linux-based BIOS

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At the recently held Computex show in Taipei Phoenix Technology Company introduced its new FirstBIOS based on Linux. Among the major advantages of this product, they mentioned such things as PC wake from different standby...

MSI bios updates

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Thanks again Jace - top job. There are new Bioses available for the MSI K7T series motheboards including the K7T Pro, Pro2a, Turbo, Turbo Limited, Turbo2, etc. Update Description -Support...

New BIOS Updates

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Thanks JC for informing us that MSI has new Bios updates for K7T Pro2-RU & K7T Pro2 "I downloaded this Bios for my K7TPro2-RU a couple days ago from the MSI Germany...

Asus A7V133 Bios v1008_01B out

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Modem wanted to let Neowin know that a new beta BIOS is released for the Asus A7V133 (KT133A based) motherboard. The index file says it was built/released on November 28, 2001 with a version...

New BIOS for Intel D845HV/D845WN

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Thanks Activewin for this :) Intel has just released an updated BIOS for its serie of motherboards built around the i845 Chipet. Updated Intel P07 BIOS for the D845HV/D845WN motherboard includes the following...

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