The hackers are always looking for new opportunities. Hacking even the most secure data is easier than previously thought. This was evidenced by two researchers at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver last week.
The two computer security experts, Xeno Kovah and Corey Kallenberg, exhibeted a proof-of-concept, showing how to hack into BIOS chips, which are microchips containing the firmware of a computer’s motherboard.
“The BIOS boots a computer and helps load the operating system,”Wired explained.” “By infecting this core software, which operates below antivirus and other security products and therefore is not usually scanned by them, spies can plant malware that remains live and undetected even if the computer’s operating system were wiped and re-installed.”