How bad software updates could over-volt, brick remote servers

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Message 2119475 - Posted: 16 May 2023, 0:45:34 UTC


Some potential: How bad software updates could over-volt, brick remote servers


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Video Presenting at Black Hat Asia 2023, two infosec researchers detailed how remote updates can be exploited to modify voltage on a Supermicro motherboard and remotely brick machines.
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Message 2119480 - Posted: 16 May 2023, 1:09:45 UTC - in response to Message 2119475.  

Untrusted untested updates are untrustworthy...

Do you know what the 'secret' 'proprietary' software/firmware does?...


... And then we have open source if anyone cares to look?...

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