As I read today, Secret services are able to infect the BIOS of almost every computer using different methods. Is there a way to find out if this has happened on my Ubuntu notebook, for example monitoring the BIOS activity? Greetings

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    This should probably be posted on superuser.com rather than askubuntu.com since it's not specifically related to Ubuntu. – user171354 Dec 30 '13 at 17:13
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    This really isn't on-topic here.. but take a look at this: security.stackexchange.com/questions/3786/… – Seth Dec 30 '13 at 22:11

http://dogber1.blogspot.com/2009/05/table-of-reverse-engineered-bios.html suggests you password-protect your BIOS. Then, enter an incorrect password once and record the checksum error.

Periodically thereafter, enter an incorrect BIOS password and compare the checksum. If it differs from the original, your BIOS has been altered, and redownloading it from the manufacturer's website and reflashing it will recover from whatever tampered with it.

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