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Apr 5 2017   7:58PM GMT

firmware

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Firmware is programming that’s written to the non-volatile memory of a hardware device. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“With firmware maintenance being considered an operations function rather than a security concern, the chance for exploited vulnerabilities persists.” – Christos Dimitriadis

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The latest version of the server has a hypervisor _________ is embedded within the core system firmware.
a. which
b. that
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