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Luc Verhaegen
Day Saturday
Room AW1.124
Start time 18:00
End time 19:00
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track Coreboot
Language English
Flash enable BIOS reverse engineering

Many board makers provide extra write protection for their BIOS chips. The developers at the flashrom project have to devote part of their time on finding out what protection is present and how this can be disabled.

Some of this information comes from the BIOS itself, and the procedures for some common BIOSes, and the tools involved will be introduced in this talk. Part of the time will be spent on digging through an actual BIOS with a crude tool like ndisasm.