Visible to the public "New Bug in PC Booting Process Could Take Years to Fix, Researchers Say"Conflict Detection Enabled

In June, the antivirus company ESET discovered an insidious strain of ransomware that prevents a computer from loading and locks its data. For the ransomware attack to work, a ubiquitous feature known as UEFI Secure Boot, which protects computers from getting malicious code slipped on their systems, would have to be disabled. Now researchers at a hardware security company Eclypsium have found a vulnerability that, if exploited, would allow the ransomware to work on computers that have the Secure Boot feature enabled. The vulnerability is located in a bundle of code known as a GRUB2 bootloader. The researchers estimate that billions of devices are affected by this vulnerability.

CyberScoop reports: "New Bug in PC Booting Process Could Take Years to Fix, Researchers Say"