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Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Information Processing (ISIP 2009)

Huangshan, China, August 21-23, 2009

Editors: Fei Yu, Jian Shu, and Guangxue Yue

AP Catalog Number: AP-PROC-CS-09CN002

ISBN: 978-952-5726-02-2 (Print), 978-952-5726-03-9 (CD-ROM)

Page(s): 258-262

Advance and Development of Computer Firmware Security Research

Zhenliu Zhou, Jiapeng Fan, Nan Zhang, and Rongsheng Xu

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Firmware is the important foundation for computer security. The paper surveys threats to firmware, methods of detecting vulnerability and malicious code in firmware, and studies about secure firmware. Problems and drawbacks existing in security detecting and secure firmware are analyzed. Some fields worthy to be explored are put forward including improvement of accuracy and diversity about firmware security detection system, standardization of evaluating procedure and result of firmware security detecting, adding dynamic code certification and validation to secure firmware, adding data accessing protection to secure firmware.

Index Terms

Computer Firmware, Trusted Computing, Code Validation, Secure Firmware

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