30 million Dell devices could be at risk of being hacked. Four vulnerabilities would allow hackers to remotely gain abilities to execute code in the pre-boot environment of Dell devices.
- The wide-ranging bug affects over 120 Dells, which equates to ~30 million devices across the globe.
- The issue affects Secure Boot, which is a security standard meant to ensure a device boots using only software that is trusted by its original equipment manufacturer. It allows hackers to circumvent Secure Boot protections leading to them controlling the device’s boot process, and supplant the operating system and higher-layer security.
- The bug attacks through the BIOSconnect feature implanted within Dell Support Assist which typically comes preinstalled on Dell devices.
- Dell issued patches to solve the issues with BIOSconnect coming this week and in July.