Millions of Dell PCs can be hacked remotely – here’s what you need to know

Severe flaws in more than 100 Dell laptop and desktop models could let hackers remotely take over the machines, security researchers revealed today (June 24). Up to 30 million devices may be affected.

The flaws, four in all, have to do with the BIOSConnect function in the Dell SupportAssist tool built into most recent Dell machines. They allow an attacker with access to the local network to modify a machine’s startup firmware (commonly called the BIOS (opens in new tab)) and take complete control.

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