System and method for securely utilizing basic input and output system (BIOS) services

  • US 6,892,304 B1
  • Filed: 10/03/2000
  • Issued: 05/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/09/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system to securely utilize Basic Input and Output System (BIOS) services, comprising:

  • an access driver to generate a service request to utilize BIOS services, the service request including a service request signature created using a private key in a cryptographic key pair; and

    an interface to verify the service request signature using a public key in the cryptographic key pair to ensure the integrity of the service request.

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