Lenovo fixes flaw in its laptops that allowed attackers to run firmware-level malware

MADRID, 26 Apr. (Portaltic/EP) –

lenovo has announced that the problem in the drivers (controllers) used in the manufacture of some of its laptops has already been solved with an update that has corrected the bug and protected the affected equipment.

The cybersecurity firm ESET discovered three vulnerabilities that affected various models of Lenovo laptops and allowed attackers access to deploy a ‘malware’ within the ‘firmware’ of the equipment, executed in the form of an SPI flash implant such as LoJax or ‘bootkit’ ‘ Specter.

Lenovo has thanked ESET for having contacted it in October 2021 to make its findings known and has assured, in a statement sent to Europa Press, that the controllers have already been updated correcting the bugs.

This update can be installed via Lenovo Vantagean app that makes it easy to update drivers, run device diagnostics, request support, and discover apps.

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