Item description for BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered (Uncovered series) by Darmawan Salihun...
Explaining security vulnerabilities,possible exploitation scenarios, and prevention in a systematic manner, this guide to BIOS exploitationdescribes the reverse-engineering techniques used to gather information from BIOS and expansion ROMs. SMBIOS/DMI exploitation techniques---including BIOS rootkits and computer defense---and the exploitation of embedded x86 BIOSare also covered.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2006
Publisher A-List Publishing
ISBN 1931769605 ISBN13 9781931769600
Reviews - What do customers think about BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered (Uncovered series)?
everything you need to tweak the bios in your computer Jul 4, 2007
I did some work with the PC-AT BIOS and BIOS extension roms 25 years ago, so when I found out about this book I ordered it immediately. Having read 1/2 of it and having built some of the software (chapter 7) on the cdrom, I give this book 5 stars, but with a caveat. This book and its cdrom are heavily Microsoft Windows-centric. Doing things with the files on the cdrom using linux or *bsd instead of Microsoft Windows, while not difficult, will be accompanied by a certain amount of pain as the doer massages file formatting to make the files work with the gcc toolchain. It's even worse in my case since I am running 64-bit OpenBSD and I can't run any 32-bit software (eg Fasm) on the 64-bit version of OpenBSD.
The reader of this book not familiar with x86 assembly code had better have a dos x86 assembly tutorial handy. All the BIOS code is written in 16-bit x86 assembly.
That said, this is a uniquely informative book on PC BIOS-related hardware and I recommend it highly to those who want to learn all about the workings of the BIOS, either AWARD or AMI.