Insider Threat Programs Can Sniff Out Malicious Firmware

Last month, security researcher Mickey Shkatov posted a video demonstrating how he was able to install malicious firmware on a device in fewer than four minutes. Commonly known as an evil maid attack, such an attack is based on a scenario where someone breaks into a hotel room to gain physical access to a laptop left behind. Naturally, this type of attack isn’t limited to hotel rooms; it could happen anywhere.

August 2, 2018