After discovering critical flaws, Intel recommends updating the computer’s Bios. Most lines of processors are affected and even those used in Tesla Model 3s and other electric cars.
Intel has just revealed that three vulnerabilities affect a wide range of are considered serious. They could allow hackers to gain higher privilege levels to gain full control of the computer. In the first two cases, it is the management of flows in the firmware of the Bios that poses a problem. From the moment the attacker can gain access on the device, he is able to increase his privileges. Few technical details have been by the founder, but it is strongly recommended to apply any Bios updates that may be available.over several generations. One of them concerns and other electric cars that exploit the processor Atom E3900. Discoveries by the company SentinelOne, two of the
Tesla Model 3 affected
The concern is that these updates are quite rare and that the flaw sometimes concerns old processors, such as the Core 7e generation who are now nearly five years old. To avoid any problem, it is still possible to create astrong to block access to Bios.
The third vulnerability affects electric cars and would also allow escalation of privileges if exploited. This breach could then give access to encrypted and sensitive data. Here again, you have to have physical access to the car or the computer. Intel has released a firmware update to mitigate this flaw discovered this time by . In the case of , it is precisely the Intel Atom E3900 processor that is concerned. It is also advisable to apply a Bios update. For cars, this operation can only be carried out by the brand.