Reply to post: Re: I already fear upgrading my motherboard firmware

Hacking these medical pumps is as easy as copying a booby-trapped file over the network

H.Winter

Re: I already fear upgrading my motherboard firmware

Not sure how prevalent it is but my motherboard has "dual BIOS" . When you update, it only installs over one of the BIOS, keeping the other untouched as a backup. If the installation fails/results in a corrupted installation, it falls back to the second BIOS so you can still successfully boot and try again.

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