This book is primarily oriented toward system programmers and computer security experts. In addition, electronic engineers, pc technicians and computer enthusiasts can also benefit a lot from this book. Furthermore, due to heavy explanation of applied computer architecture (x86 architecture) and compression algorithm, computer science students might also find it useful. However, nothing prevents any people who is curious about BIOS technology to read this book and get benefit from it.
Table of Contents:
•Introducing PC BIOS Technology •Preliminary Reverse Code Engineering •Preliminary BIOS-Related Software Development •Getting Acquainted with the System •BIOS Reverse Engineering •BIOS Modification •PCI Expansion ROM Software Development •PCI Expansion ROM Reverse Engineering •Accessing BIOS within the Operating System •Low-Level Remote Server Management •BIOS Security Measures •BIOS Rootkits Engineering •BIOS Defense Techniques •Embedded x86 BIOS Technology