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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:20 PM
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https://eclypsium.com/2019/08/10/scr...led-delivered/
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Our analysis found that the problem of insecure drivers is widespread, affecting more than 40 drivers from at least 20 different vendors – including every major BIOS vendor, as well as hardware vendors like ASUS, Toshiba, NVIDIA, and Huawei. However, the widespread nature of these vulnerabilities highlights a more fundamental issue – all the vulnerable drivers we discovered have been certified by Microsoft. Since the presence of a vulnerable driver on a device can provide a user (or attacker) with improperly elevated privileges, we have engaged Microsoft to support solutions to better protect against this class of vulnerabilities, such as blacklisting known bad drivers.
i'm sure if anyone has owned an nvidia card knows that MS's WHQL program is a joke but this is ridiculous.

btw,
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List of Affected Vendors
ASRock
ASUSTeK Computer
ATI Technologies (AMD)
Biostar
EVGA
Getac
GIGABYTE
Huawei
Insyde
Intel
Micro-Star International (MSI)
NVIDIA
Phoenix Technologies
Realtek Semiconductor
SuperMicro
Toshiba
can anyone name a mother vendor that isn't there?

DFI, where are you?

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