Saturday, September 21, 2013

Self-healing BIOS for HP Systems

HP has released a self-healing computing startup software that can repair a PC from a malware attack. HP BIOSphere with SureStart technology is a new kind of startup software that runs when a PC is turned on. The BIOS, basic input output software, runs on every PC and loads before even the operating system. HP has created its own BIOS software because hackers have been able to get around other BIOS software underneath the OS or gain root access to compromise OS security protections. The new HP BIOS makes it so the PC can heal itself by comparing the BIOS attempting to load against an image of the BIOS that is supposed to run on the PC. <more>

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