Asus Releases Fix for ShadowHammer Malware

Asus, Malware

After a recent report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which highlighted ShadowHammer malware, Asus has issued a fix in the form of a security update.

The tech giant says it has a second “security diagnostic” tool to scan to for security outage. Users can go to the website and download the software link.

Kaspersky Lab had estimated that the malware could have been distributed to as many as 1 million computers, and installed on hundreds of thousands of computers. Both Kaspersky and Symantec say they’d identified the malware in at least tens of thousands of cases.

Asus says, “We have taken adequate steps to ensure such a Trojan horse won’t make it through again, including adding multiple security verification mechanisms to prevent any malicious manipulation and an enhanced end-to-end encryption mechanism.”

“At the same time, we have also updated and strengthened our server-to-end-user software architecture to prevent similar attacks from happening in the future,” the company added.

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