ESET Research Podcast: UEFI | WeLiveSecurity



Listen to Arieh Goretsky, Martin Smaller, and Jean-Ian Butin on what UEFI threats are capable of and what the ESPecter bootkit tells us about their evolution.

As the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) replaces Legacy BIOS as a leading technology embedded in the chips of modern computers and devices, it has become important to secure pre-OS environments and load operating systems. It is not surprising that such a wide range of technology presents a tempting goal for threatening actors in their quest for ultimate perseverance.

The latest malware targeting UEFI is ESpecter, a bootkit that survives as an ESP implant in the form of a patched Windows boot manager. This is the second time this type of malware has been detected on a compromised device by a key-logging and data-stealing component.

Listen to the latest episode of the ESET Research Podcast where ESET researcher Arieh Goretsky meets with ESET malware researcher Martin Smaller and ESET Head of Threat Research Jean-Ian Boutin to discuss ESPEcter, Lojax and UEFI.

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