Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000
Some special procedure should be required for updating.
I've never liked the way, it's possible to update the BIOS from inside your OS.
Couldn't agree more - I've always wondered why they never implemented something as simple as a hardware switch (mountable on the back of the PC case and wired to the motherboard) that locks the BIOS flash chip against any
software modifications to it.
Really just a simple read-only switch you'd have to physically flip before updating the BIOS.
Since that's rarely ever necessary, why leave the BIOS so vulnerable all the time? Why did they never do a simple thing like this?
Floppy disks had read-only sliders, and even SD cards still do.