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New Flaw in Acer Laptops Could Let Attackers Disable Secure Boot Protection

New Flaw in Acer Laptops Could Let Attackers Disable Secure Boot Protection

Nov 29, 2022
Acer has released a firmware update to address a security vulnerability that could be potentially weaponized to turn off UEFI Secure Boot on affected machines. Tracked as  CVE-2022-4020 , the high-severity vulnerability affects five different models that consist of Aspire A315-22, A115-21, and A315-22G, and Extensa EX215-21 and EX215-21G. The PC maker described the vulnerability as an issue that "may allow changes to Secure Boot settings by creating NVRAM variables." Credited with  discovering  the flaw is ESET researcher Martin Smolár, who previously disclosed  similar bugs  in Lenovo computers. Disabling Secure Boot, an integrity mechanism that guarantees that only trusted software is loaded during system startup, enables a malicious actor to tamper with  boot loaders , leading to severe consequences. This includes  granting  the attacker complete control over the operating system loading process as well as "disable or bypass protections to silently deploy their
Acer Domains Defaced and 20k Credentials leaked

Acer Domains Defaced and 20k Credentials leaked

Dec 02, 2012
While Exploring Zone-H , today we found that Turkish Ajan Hacker Group hacked into few Acer Indian domains and Deface the sites.  Hacker also dump the complete data of 20,000 users and upload the file on a file sharing website . 6 sub domains are reported to be hacked 24 hours before and having deface page their at the time of writing. Deface Page shows that, Hacker performed the hack to show their protest against bombing by Israel on Gaza. Hacked Sites https://acn.acer.co.in/index.html https://adn.acer.co.in/index.html https://aln.acer.co.in/index.html https://asn.acer.co.in/index.html https://humanet.acer.co.in/index.html https://select.acer.co.in/index.html Mirrors of Hacks: https://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/18681361 https://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/18681333 https://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/18681316 https://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/18681313 https://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/18681314 https://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/18681315
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