Italian researchers have developed a new bootkit capable of infecting the UEFI platform and hijacking the Windows 8 kernel. It's now easier to create such nasty things, the researchers say.
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A bootkit that reportedly can defeat some of the security measures for booting up Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system has been demonstrated in a new video by the bootkit's creator.
A possible new bootkit that was rumored to go around the secure boot system for Microsoft's Windows 8 has now been revealed to just go after the OS's legacy BIOS feature.