Dell warns of malware on motherboards

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Updated Dell has published a warning on its support forum that some of its server motherboards are infected with Windows malware.

The admission, posted in response to a customer who wished to confirm that a telephone call he had received from a Dell representative was genuine, confirmed that “a small number of PowerEdge server motherboards” may contain spyware in its embedded server management firmware.

Dell says that it has created a list of affected customers, and that they are formally notifying them of the security problem via letter.

Unfortunately, as The Register points out, no specifics are offered as to…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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