Gigabyte is a major motherboard manufacturer if you’re going DIY. Apparently, it also has a backdoor that will install updates to the firmware. Where this goes south, is that the servers that serve up the firmware updates, are not secure. This could lead to a major serious hack against many PC owners, in an area that isn’t easily fixed. There’s a lot to this, but the biggest thing right now is that it’s a major blunder by Gigabyte, and will set them back for a while. There’s a link available at CTR that will tell you if you have one of the hundreds of models that are affected.

Gigabyte’s motherboard backdoor installs software updates from unsecured web servers.

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