Opinion

Farewell floppy disks?

Hurry if you want to buy floppy disks from PC World! It seems that this UK retailer will not be stocking floppy disks once their current supplies run out.

How times change. Once upon a time, until the mid 1990s in fact, floppy disks were the main carrier of malware. And ‘social engineering’ meant a user forgetting to remove a floppy disk from the drive before s/he shut down the PC, so that the machine attempted to boot from the disk when they next started up.

Farewell floppy disks?

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Reports

MoonBounce: the dark side of UEFI firmware

At the end of 2021, we inspected UEFI firmware that was tampered with to embed a malicious code we dub MoonBounce. In this report we describe how the MoonBounce implant works and how it is connected to APT41.

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