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BIOS Invasion

BIOS Invasion
With the advent of System On Chip (SoC), chip referring to North Bridge has merged to CPU and South Bridge has been replaced by Platform Control Hub (PCH) architecture. The PCH provides an interface to LPC bus that is connected to boot ROM. For LPC Interface PCI register address map corresponding to offset of DC h a register BIOS_CNTL is located. Bits 0 and 1 of this register define and control how to write to boot ROM.
 
According to Corey Kallenberg of The MITRE Corporation:
 

Intel Takes On Car Hacking, Founds Auto Security Review Board

Intel Takes On Car Hacking, Founds Auto Security Review Board

Chipmaker establishes new Automotive Security Review Board for security tests and audits
After a summer full of car hacking revelations, Intel, today, announced the creation of a new Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB), focused on security tests and audits for the automobile industry.
The potential for modern connected cars to be attacked and remotely controlled by malicious hackers is a topic that has received considerable attention recently from security experts, industry stakeholders, regulators, lawmakers, and consumers.
An Intel press release described the ASRB as a forum for top security talent in the area of cyber-physical systems. “The ASRB researchers will perform ongoing security tests and audits intended to codify best practices and design recommendations for advanced cyber-security solutions,” for the auto industry, the release noted.

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