NIST seeks comments on securing BIOS

Monday - 8/27/2012, 4:13pm EDT

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants comments on new draft guidelines for securing Basic Input Output System systems. BIOS is the first software activated after turning a computer on and has increasingly become a target for hackers.

The issue is that BIOS is frequently updated to fix bugs, NIST says, but that leaves the update process open to malicious actors. NIST wants to finalize how the software is updated and find ways to make the patches impenetrable.

Click here to view the draft guidelines.

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