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AMD partners have begun sending out BIOS updates containing much-needed security fix

Last Updated on April 11, 2024
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Following the release of its AGESA 1.2.0b and 1.2.0c updates, AMD motherboard partners have followed suit with their own batch of much-needed BIOS updates. These, of course, contain crucial security fixes addressing LogoFAIL, a set of security vulnerabilities that allow hackers to access your system through the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) program. For those unfamiliar, this firmware, which contains code that displays a manufacturer’s logo before your OS boots up, can be changed by any ordinary user, opening the door for malicious attacks that can seize complete control of your system.

Fortunately, motherboard vendors like Gigabyte, ASUS, and MSI have released their own versions of these updates. As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, Gigabyte has provided users with the AGESA 1.2.0b update, while ASUS and MSI have sent out AMD’s more recent ‘c’ version, which contains more fixes for additional vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, X670 motherboards have yet to receive any of these AMD BIOS updates.

AMD mobo manufacturers continue to address UEFI security issues

Intel users also no longer need to worry about this security vulnerability, as it has also addressed these issues after updating Intel ME firmware to version Of course, there’s still some way to go before manufacturers completely eradicate these problems since Gigabyte has yet to release the latest version of the update. But with the dangers this security threat poses, AMD’s motherboard partners will likely start rolling out more fixes sooner rather than later.

Until then, we recommend checking out the best motherboard for the Nvidia RTX 4080 Super so you can pair your high-end GPU with an ideal foundation. Alternatively, you can take a look at the best GPUs in 2024 and the best CPU for gaming in 2024 instead so you can grab the perfect graphics card and processor to build or upgrade your PC around.

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