ALERT: Major BRIX security flaw

After the recent NUC scare, GIGABYTE's own BRIX line is at risk:

"The HackingTeam, Snowden, Shadow Brokers, and Vault7 leaks have revealed that UEFI/BIOS implants aren't just a theoretical concept, but have actually been weaponized by nation states to conduct cyber-espionage. Physical access requirements are a thing of the past; these low-level implants can be installed remotely by exploiting vulnerabilities in the underlying UEFI system.

These vulnerabilities allow an attacker to elevate privileges, execute arbitrary code in System Management Mode (SMM), and install a backdoor at the firmware level. Firmware backdoors are difficult to detect because they execute in the early stages of the boot process and they can persist across operating system (OS) re-installations"

At this time only actively cooled models seem to be affected, but we reached out to GIGABYTE and haven't heard back as of yet.

Source: Cylance Inc.