Copernicus 2: SENTER the Dragon!

March 2014
Xeno Kovah, The MITRE Corporation
John Butterworth, The MITRE Corporation
Corey Kallenberg, The MITRE Corporation
Sam Cornwell, The MITRE Corporation
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In this presentation we address attacks on firmware by detailing a proof-of-concept attack in which a BIOS-infecting attacker can perform a Man-in-the-middle attack against the SMM (System Management Mode). Because this type of attack could go undetected, we show how the next generation of Copernicus, a tool used to inspect BIOS, can be used to detect this type of stealthy cyber attack.​


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