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Security Flaws Discovered in 40 Microsoft-Certified Device Drivers
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tdsan
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tdsan,
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8/27/2019 | 11:39:26 AM
Re: Need Access? Not hard to do if it's built in your country...
I agree with that point whole-heartedly, the supply chain process has to be improved in order to validate and verify if the existing solution has been compromised. I do think there needs to be baseline supplied by the OEM (vendor), when the system deviates from one micron or determine if there is something communicating with the outside world, then it needs to be re-examined. That will take a major budget at the very beginning to ensure the devices are measured to the nth degree before they are distributed to the public or utilize robotics to help with the measuring process.

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The key will be the supply chain after we get a handle on that, then we will be able to move forward, but until then, we are just guessing.

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Jon M. Kelley
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Jon M. Kelley,
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8/26/2019 | 11:12:48 AM
Need Access? Not hard to do if it's built in your country...
Access to the hardware could be hard to achieve at scale for a typical hacker or even hacking team, but within a country that builds many of the motherboards currently in use worldwide, it could easily be part of the cost of running the business. 
tdsan
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tdsan,
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8/13/2019 | 12:11:07 PM
This is the key - "need access to the device"
If users bring in their own equipment (BYOD), this is going to be a problem. Even if the system is not connected to the private/domain network, this still gives the actor the ability to exploit the network by allowing the device to communicate with the outside world like a "Zombie" or they can utilize a cable that connects to a machine with malware (KnowBe4 showed this in an earlier video, found on youtube). It seems we may have to move our solutions to be more Linux centric but that did not help either (maybe ChromeOS, does not allow to install unknown software), not sure what the answer is here except to keep the systems update-to-date (patching), this is interesting.

It seems MS needs to do a better job of validating the drivers before stating they have been certified.

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