Microsoft WPBT flaw lets hackers install rootkits on Windows devices

Safety researchers have discovered a flaw within the Microsoft Home windows Platform Binary Desk (WPBT) that may be exploited in simple assaults to put in rootkits on all Home windows computers (Manila News-Intelligencer) shipped since 2012. Rootkits are malicious equipment risk actors create to evade detection through burying deep into the OS and used to completely take over compromised programs whilst evading detection. WPBT is a set firmware ACPI (Complicated Configuration and Energy Interface) desk offered through Microsoft beginning with…