Bios

Intel's Latest Patch Plugs Holes In Cpu, Bluetooth, And Security Lines

Intel has issued 29 security advisories addressing critical bugs in the firmware of the Intel chip BIOS, Bluetooth products, Active Management Technology tools, the NUC mini line PC, and, oddly enough, its own security library, says Threat...
Related topics: Intel, Bluetooth, Firmware

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This Week In Security: Byovd, Spectre Vx, More Octal Headaches, And Exiftool

I learned a new acronym while reading about a set of flaws in the Dell BIOS update system. Because Dell has patched their driver, but hasn’t yet revoked the signing keys from the previous driver version, it is open to a BYOVD attack. BYOVD,...
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A Modder Made A Way To Mine Bitcoin On A Game Boy (very, Very Slowly)

Image: StackSmashing If your desire to mine bitcoin has been thwarted by a lack of GPU stock and flimsy BIOS locks, YouTuber StackSmashing may be able to help. They’ve made a Game Boy miner, which only needs a Game Boy console (and a...
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“link-in-bio” Company Linktree Raises $45m Series B For Its Social Commerce Features

If you browse Instagram, you are probably familiar with the term “link in bio.” Links aren’t allowed in post captions, and users are only allowed one URL in their bios, so many create a simple website with multiple links for their...
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Removing Supervisor Passwords And Learning Python

When learning a new programming language, it’s best to have a goal in mind and work towards it. [Timo] thought it was about time to learn python, and he also had a project in mind: removing the BIOS supervisor password from his old Thinkpad....

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Tinder Sees Massive Rise In Mentions Of 'courting' And 'flirting' In Bios

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Supermicro Spy Chips, The Sequel: It Really, Really Happened, And With Bad Bios And More, Insists...

Server maker says latest article is 'a mishmash of disparate allegations' Following up on a disputed 2018 claim in its BusinessWeek publication that tiny spy chips were found on Supermicro server motherboards in 2015, Bloomberg on Friday doubled...
Related topics: Bloomberg, Servers

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Dating Apps Play Up Covid, User Mention Of Vaccines In Bios Spikes

Getting vaccinated -- or at least a willingness to -- might be the key to love in the 21st century ... because it's apparently all the rage on dating apps these days. Reps for Tinder, Bumble and OkCupid have all recently said they're seeing a...

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Sun, Sea And Sad Signage: And Lo, They Saw A Shining Light In The Sky... Oh, It's A Bios Error

Santas sled of bork comes to Lanzarote 12BoC  Viva Las Borkas! A trip to warmer parts today and a sign that seems to be showing us that most of unusual of things: a bork within a bork, on this, the eighth instalment of our Twelve Borks of Christmas...
Related topics: Christmas

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Apple Ceo Tim Cook Added His Pronouns To His Twitter Bio

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Tim Cook and another Apple exec, Greg Joswiak, recently added pronouns to their Twitter bios. GLAAD says adding pronouns to social media profiles is a way to support trans...
Related topics: Apple, Twitter, Social Media

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Booting A Pc From Vinyl For A Warmer, Richer Os

If you’ve scrolled through the list of boot options offered on any PC’s BIOS, it reads like a history of storage technology. Up top we have the options to boot from disk, often a solid-state drive, then USB disk, optical drive, removable...

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Amd Motherboards Start Getting Updates To Support Ryzen 5000 Processors

AMD gamers looking at picking up a Ryzen 5000 CPU can save a bit of cash. BIOS updates are rolling out to enable support on B450 motherboards already.
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I Bricked My Computer With A Bios Update. But There's Hope!

My slip-up could have meant the end of my PC. I managed to squirrel my way out of trouble, but the real lesson here is: Don't be me.

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What’s New In Windows Update Kb4583263, Who Gets It And Who Doesn’t

Microsoft and HP have worked together to release a new update that is specifically aimed to address a configuration settings issue on devices launched by PC the maker. The new update is KB4583263 and what it does is check the BIOS settings to...
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Tinypilot Provides Kvm-over-ip, With Low Cost And Even Lower Latency

Remote access is great, but if the machine stops booting, ceases to connect to the network, or needs low-level interaction like BIOS settings or boot management, remote access is worthless because it’s only available once the host computer is...

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Exchange Some Currency You Want To? Guess The Bios Setup Keyboard Combination First You Must, Young...

Things go sideways in Sainsbury's Bork!Bork!Bork!  Welcome to another in The Register's occasional series on computers flashing their undercrackers to all and sundry.…

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Unlocking Hidden Potential In Ivybridge Thinkpads

Upgrading the BIOS in older computers is a great way to get a few more years of life out of old hardware or improve its performance. ThinkPads are a popular choice around these parts, but often flashing new firmware involves directly programming the...
Related topics: Firmware

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Tiktok Is Testing Profile Redesigns That Make It Look Like Instagram

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is testing a user profile redesign that’s remarkably similar to Instagram. The new profile shifts avatars and follow count to the left, and places more emphasis on user bios. The redesign was first...
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Amd’s Rx 5600 Xt Is Now Even Faster, But That’s Not As Awesome As It Sounds

The AMD RX 5600 XT is now faster thanks to a new BIOS release, but you may need to install the BIOS yourself.
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How To Access The Bios On A Windows 8 Computer

Windows 8 is may be a few years old now, but it’s still commonly used. And one change that you might not be aware of on newer Windows machines is a different method for accessing a computer’s BIOS. No longer do you press a certain key...
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