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Windows 7: AMI Firmware Source Code, Private Key Leaked

07 Apr 2013   #1

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AMI Firmware Source Code, Private Key Leaked

Source code and a private signing key for firmware manufactured by a popular PC hardware maker American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) have been found on an open FTP server hosted in Taiwan.

Researcher Brandan Wilson found the companyís data hosted on an unnamed vendorís FTP server. Among the vendorís internal emails, system images, high-resolution PCB images and private Excel spreadsheets was the source code for different versions of AMI firmware, code that was current as of February 2012, along with the private signing key for the Ivy Bridge firmware architecture.

AMI builds the AMIBIOS BIOS firmware based on the UEFI specification for PC and server motherboards built by AMI and other manufacturers. The company started out as a motherboard maker, and also built storage controllers and remote management cards found in many Dell and HP computers.

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07 Apr 2013   #2

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U.S. regulation require the government to take low bidder unless some how someone can prove it is improper.
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