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DoNotDisturb: Detect Evil Maid Attacks

https://github.com/objective-see/DoNotDisturb

https://objective-see.com/products/dnd.html

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AMD updates “boot kit” :-)

AMD tech support can lend some a processor to get around a problem, aka a “Boot Kit”. They have recently updated this procedure:

Unable to Boot New Desktop System Configured with AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen™ Desktop Processor, and AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard
Article Number: PA-100

This document provides information on how to resolve a specific boot issue that may be experienced with some 2nd Generation Ryzen Desktop Processors when installed on an AMD Socket AM4 motherboard.[…]

https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/2Gen-Ryzen-AM4-System-Bootup.aspx

 

 

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ShofEL2, a Tegra X1 and Nintendo Switch exploit

Re: https://firmwaresecurity.com/2018/04/23/shofel2-responsible-disclosure-window-ends-april-25th/

https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2018/shofel2/

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Spoofing Cell Networks with a USB to VGA Adapter

Spoofing Cell Networks with a USB to VGA Adapter

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A Survey of Techniques for Improving Security of GPUs

Graphics processing unit (GPU), although a powerful performance-booster, also has many security vulnerabilities. Due to these, the GPU can act as a safe-haven for stealthy malware and the weakest `link’ in the security `chain’. In this paper, we present a survey of techniques for analyzing and improving GPU security. We classify the works on key attributes to highlight their similarities and differences. More than informing users and researchers about GPU security techniques, this survey aims to increase their awareness about GPU security vulnerabilities and potential countermeasures.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.00114

 

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ShofEL2 responsible disclosure window ends April 25th

Re: https://firmwaresecurity.com/2018/02/19/nintendos-new-kde-linux-tablet/ and https://firmwaresecurity.com/2018/01/16/dumping-the-playstation4-kernel/

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