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Main - msg db 'Computer Address',0xa - ASUS LiveUpdate MitM exploit
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Posted on 06-05-16 03:51 PM Link | ID: 90426
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ASUS LiveUpdate is one of ASUS' preinstalled bloatware programs, that updates shit like BIOS, drivers etc...

The updates are retrieved over plain HTTP and not authenticated. There is a way, via MitM and some other trickery, to make it run a malicious executable with admin/system privileges.

Long story short, first thing to do when getting a new computer is axing all the preinstalled bloatware.

Kuribo64 - melonDS

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Posted on 06-05-16 07:24 PM Link | ID: 90428

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Since: 07-16-12
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Just as bad as the Lenovo "Superfish" malware, too :P Typically whenever I buy a name brand machine I do a full format and erase the hard drive and do a clean install using the OEM supplied key ;)

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