New Ways to Hide Malware Inside SSD Firmware Discovered


A new set of assaults against SolidState Drives has been devised by Korean researchers (SSDs). These attacks allow malware to be deployed in places where security solutions and users are unable to reach it.

The assaults target drives with flex capacity features and hidden sections on the device known as overprovisioning areas, which are used by SSD manufacturers for performance improvement on NAND flash storage devices.

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