Windows 8 May Prompt Malware Attacks on Hardware, McAfee Predicts

Security features in Windows 8 will discourage operating-system attacks and drive hackers to develop malware that compromises hardware directly, according to McAfee’s security predictions for 2012. “Advances in the Windows 8 bootloader security feature have already caused researchers to show how they can be subverted through legacy BIOS,” McAfee says…

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