It seems that sexperts at this year's Black Hat Conference see rootkits infecting BIOSii this year, a very real and present danger in this era of locked-down warez. While Windows is currently rock solid, these rootkits can change the way a PC boots and handles hardware, allowing nefarious Linux users to take control of your computer. That this hasn't been done earlier proves that Microsoft, in all her glorious majesty, has finally reached that 99.99% secure metric, leaving Open Source Zealots no choice but to attack the very fabric of freedom.

Rootkits Head for Your BIOS [Slashdot]