Neowin News Feed for: Uefi Neowin News Feed for: Uefi en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 New BootHole flaw in Secure Boot affects a huge number of Linux and Windows systems <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A newly discovered flaw in Secure Boot affects almost all Linux distros and Windows devices that leverage the UEFI boot tech. If the flow is exploited, attackers can gain full control of the system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Abhay V) Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:44:01 +0000 Microsoft refreshes its range of Azure virtual machine offerings <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With virtual computing solutions targeting a variety of workloads such as enterprise applications, visualization, and machine learning, Microsoft has announced updates to its Azure VM solutions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:00:09 +0000 Microsoft announces Project Mu to promote Firmware as a Service <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft wants firmware development to follow the Firmware as a Service (FaaS) model. It has announced an open-source release of Project Mu, which allows UEFI development in a modular manner. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 20 Dec 2018 07:20:01 +0000 ESET uncovers first case of a UEFI rootkit used by Sednit group in the wild <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security researchers at ESET have discovered what they claim to be the first UEFI rootkit being used in the wild, allowing hackers to write persistent malware into the target computers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ruel Revales) Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:44:02 +0000 Microsoft releases new driver updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has rolled out a bunch of driver updates for its newest Surface devices - but as has become common practice for the company these days, it hasn&#039;t yet published any details about them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:34:01 +0000 Intel code leaves systems vulnerable to attacks; flaw used to bypass all Windows security <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Old Intel code still present in UEFI firmware used by many machines has left devices open to attacks. Lenovo admits that the Secure Boot-disabling vulnerability&#039;s scope of impact is industry wide. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:22:01 +0000 Security experts create worm that infects Mac firmware and is nearly impossible to get rid of <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Macs might seem like a safer alternative than PCs when it comes to digital attacks. But researchers have proven that&#039;s not actually the case when they created a firmware worm that infects Macs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:26:01 +0000 EasyUEFI 2.0 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Create, delete, edit, clean up, backup and restore EFI/UEFI boot options, specifies a one-time boot entry for the next restart, or change the EFI/UEFI boot order without entering BIOS setup. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:04:01 +0000 Windows 10 to lock out Linux with non-disableable Secure Boot <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has shifted responsibility to OEMs to decide whether to implement Secure Boot on new PCs, allowing them to lock out Linux and other alternative operating systems. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:38:01 +0000 Windows 8 Secure Boot bypassed thanks to sloppy OEM implementation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1158927903windows-8-logo-grey.png" alt="" /></div>Researchers showed off how they were able to bypass the Secure Boot system in Windows 8 in two separate exploits at the Black Hat conference last week in Las Vegas. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:52:05 +0000 Microsoft's Surface Pro and RT firmware updated <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/26103795surfacepro_logo2.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s latest firmware update for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets have been released, which offer some WiFi improvements for the Pro version and speaker upgrades for the RT tablet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 14 May 2013 17:05:26 +0000 Linux group complains to EU, says Microsoft actions are "absolutely anti-competitive" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1872124415microsoft-europe.png" alt="" /></div>A Linux community association has complained to the EU against Microsoft, claiming UEFI Secure Boot is an anti-competitive &quot;obstruction mechanism&quot; to booting other operating systems on Windows 8 PCs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:22:39 +0000 Microsoft hiring for secret Windows Phone technology project <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1499503118windows-phone-logo-8.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is hiring for a new and &quot;confidential&quot; Windows Phone technology product that somehow involves the operating system&#039;s Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:20:44 +0000 New proof-of-concept bootkit targets UEFI and Windows 8 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1632411537efi.png" alt="" /></div>Italian researchers have developed a new bootkit capable of infecting the UEFI platform and hijacking the Windows 8 kernel. It&#039;s now easier to create such nasty things, the researchers say. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alfonso Maruccia) Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:23:04 +0000 Windows 8 Secure Boot plans for Ubuntu revealed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/428422510win8_flag.jpg" alt="" /></div>Canonical has revealed how it will offer a way for users to launch its Ubuntu Linux OS on Windows 8-base x86 PCs with Microsoft&#039;s rules for the Secure Boot system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:18:32 +0000 Linus Torvalds chimes in on Windows 8 and UEFI <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/13964492348.jpg" alt="" /></div>Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux OS, has offered some opinions on Windows 8 and its UEFI security measures, saying that a solution to dual boot to Linux via Red Hat is a good compromise. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:31:39 +0000 Will Windows 8 ARM block Linux from booting? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8681177133.jpg" alt="" /></div>A discovery in Microsoft&#039;s Windows 8 hardware certification requirements may indicate that ARM-based Windows 8 devices may not be able to dual boot other operating systems like Linux. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:25:36 +0000 Microsoft clarifies Windows 8 UEFI concerns <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8681177133.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s latest update to &quot;Building Windows 8&quot; describes the security aspects of the OS&#039;s UEFI support, of which concerns were raised recently. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Thu, 22 Sep 2011 23:23:08 +0000