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This one goes in both the “failure of imagination” and “this is why we can’t have nice things” category. It seems that Gigabyte, for some reason, decided to embed an insecure update function into the UEFI BIOS of their motherboards, then shipped roughly 7 million of them to customers. The fatal flaw? Well, this is an update function that runs on startup. It writes a file to disk, reaches out to update servers over open HTTP then downloads any updates and installs them.

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