It’s highly unlikely to find a user who has never heard of the so called “vulnerabilities”. To put it simply, it’s an error or defect that gives an intruder “advantages” over you, the access to your system that can extent to the total control over your operating system. Not only software can be exposed to vulnerabilities, hardware too may contain design defects, and some of them will never be rectified.
Specifically, the lower the “class” of your RAM (DDR/DDR2/DDR3/DDR4), the easier it is to access its content after cold booting, in a so-called “cold-boot” attack. Also, the once popular IEEE 1394 “Firewire” port hides a vulnerability that allows an attacker to gain complete access to your RAM, including when your computer is turned on, through a connection of a different device from that port. This problem can be solved only by upgrading your hardware or having this port in the BIOS settings switched off.
Panic Button Security Scanner checks how much your hardware is exposed to this kind of attacks. This problem can be resolved only with hardware upgrade.
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