It's been "dormant" months on this front for a couple of months. Well, actually I'm working on BIOS and middleware stuff and keeping-up with real life.
Now, into the BIOS Disassembly Uncovered 2nd Edition matters. After working on BIOS related research and stuff these last few months I realized that there are a lot of research and works need to be done before I could continue writing stuff for the book. You may ask why? Well, first and foremost. The first book is an important hallmark in my life. Therefore, I won't just "write another book" for the second edition. I prefer it to be "groundbreaking", rather than just mediocre. A lot of subjects still needs research, particularly in the area of Coreboot, UEFI and cryptographic stuff related to BIOS/UEFI and other firmware in general. I found it rather surprising that after the publication of the first book, there has been quite a "surge" in BIOS-related protection out there (at least judging from patent applications). I know it has been researched prior to the first book. But, perhaps, its publication accelerates some of them.
Ok. So now, I would reiterate that I'm more than merely enthusiastic about the second edition book. But, after reflecting on present condition and the current state of the research I don't want to be rushed and produce a mediocre book. I actually want it to be much better than the first because back then I was newbie. I even barely able to use IDA Pro properly despite being able to write several not so complex IDA Pro plugin.
If you have any inquiries, especially in cryptographic-related BIOS stuff. Let me know. Perhaps, you have a link to sample binary out there I haven't know of?
Post a Comment