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    Safe to download Maximus Viii Gene BIOS?

    I know asus was hit with shadowhammer 2 years ago but the BIOS file I want to use has not been signed nor does ASUS provide an MD5 to check if the file is valid. Is it safe to download the latest BIOS from 2018? I'd hate to flash a board that has a BIOS that's been tampered with.

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    No idea what you're talking about,
    But I'm running Bios 3801 on the Gene

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    Quote Originally Posted by claudej View Post
    No idea what you're talking about,
    But I'm running Bios 3801 on the Gene
    Asus was hit by Nation-State hackers in 2018 when that bios was posted and I was wondering if it was tampered with.


    https://securelist.com/operation-shadowhammer/89992/

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    That issue was with the Live Update software, not software updates posted to the website. I guess if you don't trust ASUS you can trust that researchers and hackers were going over ASUS software with a magnifying glass after the news broke and did not find any other issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    That issue was with the Live Update software, not software updates posted to the website. I guess if you don't trust ASUS you can trust that researchers and hackers were going over ASUS software with a magnifying glass after the news broke and did not find any other issues.
    Yeah that's true, thanks.

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