The latest news in the tech world is that Asus overlooked a security issue in its software that was used by hackers in order to install malware. The malware is a targeted attack that is now known as “ShadowHammer” and since everyone reported on it, Asus didn’t waste any time and it fixed the problem by releasing a new security update.
The update can be downloaded using the Live Update tool and we advise all Asus laptop/PC users to get it as soon as possible if they want to make sure that their laptop doesn’t become a target for the “ShadowHammer” malware.
Asus Fixes Security Issue
The new security update from Asus takes care of the “ShadowHammer” problem while also introducing multiple security verification mechanisms that serve the purpose of preventing other malicious software from manipulating the software.
Therefore, the new update introduces a new layer of end-to-end encryption mechanism that will keep users safe at all times. To top it all off, Asus is saying that its own server-to-end software architecture has also been enhanced in order to prevent malware attacks.
Downplaying the Problem
Asus deserves praise for moving fast and fixing the security issue as soon as the news got out. However, we do have to mention that the tech giant should’ve made sure that problems like this don’t exist in the first place. To make things even worse, Asus is trying to downplay the problem.
“Only a very small number of specific user group were found to have been targeted by this attack and as such it is extremely unlikely that your device has been targeted. However, if you are still concerned about this matter, feel free to use ASUS’ security diagnostic tool or contact ASUS Customer Service for assistance,” said Asus in its latest blog post.