Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux acquitted in Samsung laptop UEFI deaths

Filed under
Linux

A bug in the BIOS of selected Samsung laptops which can lead to the device becoming unusable has been found to be exploitable under Windows, acquitting Linux as the culprit.

The flaw was first spotted late last month, when a Samsung laptop owner managed to brick two units in a row simply by booting the open-source Linux operating system on them. Indications pointed to a fault in a specific kernel module within Linux, based on code provided by Samsung itself, which was somehow corrupting the UEFI firmware and thus destroying the device until the firmware was re-flashed using factory equipment.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Games for GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 7:50am
Story Containers News Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 7:40am
Story AMDGPU News Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 7:34am
Story Linux Foundation and Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 7:26am
Story openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Git 2.11, Xfce 4.12.3, FFmpeg 3.2.1 & Mesa 13.0.2 Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 7:12am
Story What Is A VPN Connection? Why To Use VPN? Mohd Sohail 09/12/2016 - 5:52am
Story The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 1:00am
Story Open Hardware/3-D Printing Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 12:03am
Story OSS Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2016 - 12:01am
Story Devices/Mobile Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2016 - 11:58pm