A tiny BIOS chip lurks inside every computer, sitting on your motherboard to breathe life into your system when you press the power button. It not only powers your PC, but helps protect it, tooai??i??as Duo Security’sAi??recent report on Apple macOS attacksAi??points outAi??
BIOS stands for basic input and output system, and the BIOS chip initializes all the other devices in your PC, like the CPU, GPU, and motherboard chipset. But aAi??few years ago, motherboard manufacturersai??i??in partnership with Microsoft and Intelai??i??introduced a replacement for traditional BIOS chips dubbed UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface).