US Cautions on ‘Boot Up’ Cyberthreat

January 18, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: TechNewsWorld

The routine is almost universal. Every day, millions of workers turn on their computers, take a second or two for a sip of coffee as their desktop or laptop “boots up,” and then get to work. In those few seconds, the basic input-output system (BIOS) of the computer loads the protocols that actually run the PC — in effect, acting the same as the shot of coffee that helps the worker wake up and start functioning. Pretty simple….

Only when it’s not.



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