InShortViral: Dell to introduce a latest tool which will protect BIOS from being affected by malware’s. The user will be notified when any hacking attempt takes place.
Dell is looking forward to improve and beef up security on its business laptops as well as for tablets by introducing a new tool which helps to protect the UEFI – (BIOS) from being harmed by malware.
Dell’s new BIOS security tool makes its laptops difficult to hack
Dell’s Business Laptops and Tablets will get an additional layer of protection from hackers with a new tool which will be pre-loaded into the Dell’s portable computers.
This new security tool introduced by Dell highly focuses on safeguarding the boot layer in order to protect PC hardware and software from malfunctioning. It secures the low level UEFI (abbreviated as Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) which stand in a protected layer above the operating system. This new tool makes a copy of the clean UEFI which is placed in the cloud and differentiates this snapshot with computer’s UEFI, every time it boots. In case, there is hacking attempt, there will be a conflict between the two which the comparison will flag up.
According to CTO at Dell, David Konetski said that ” This is just beginning. The Dell is working on a feature in which hacked UEFI can auto re-mediate itself. However, he didn’t disclosed when this feature will be enabled in Dell PC’s.
The user of the computer will be notified of the problem and the system thereafter regress to clean the UEFI. However, this process is to be carried manually by the user. In future Dell claims that they will automate the whole process.
The System will be additional and those persons desiring to get this feature will have to pay extra in order to go for this protection. This feature will be available on Dell’s Precision and OptiPlex variants including XPS Pc’s and Venue Pro Tablets.
So, this is all about Dell’s new BIOS security tool which makes it difficult for hacker to hack it. It seems Dell is focusing on security concerns and may also automate this process in future. We hope that you loved this article, please feel free to share with your friends.