Recently, netizens discovered a vulnerability that allows firmware hacking in more than 250 models of Gigabyte motherboards.
Luckily, the company has released a new beta firmware that eliminates a potential security risk. It is important to note here that the list of affected models includes both new and old motherboards, so Gigabyte urgently set about fixing the problem, because users can suffer on a huge scale – and then the manufacturer will have to fight in the courts for moral compensation. Accordingly, today consumers can download the updated firmware for their motherboards based on Intel and AMD processors on the official Gigabyte website.
True, it is worth noting that Gigabyte did not provide detailed information about the new firmware, but the manufacturer has probably implemented more stringent security mechanisms. According to information from Gigabyte itself, improved security mechanisms will detect and prevent malicious activity during system boot.
Security experts also said that Gigabyte has made significant changes on the side of remote servers. For example, the manufacturer has improved the process of verifying the signature of files downloaded from the company’s remote servers to the user’s system. The only problem is that not everyone knows how and wants to update the firmware of their motherboard, because it is difficult.