ASUS issues new certificates for its products

Posted on Monday, Apr 15 2019 @ 12:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Last month news hit the wire about a hack of the ASUS Live Update server and now the Taiwanese hardware maker issues new security certificates for its software. The old certificates got revoked and this may cause a security warning to pop up in your operating system as you will need to upgrade to the latest version of the ASUS software. This affects motherboards, video cards, mini PCs, workstations and servers. Full details can be found at ASUS.
ASUS is releasing this advisory to provide information related to the new implementation of a tiered certificate structure that upgrades the security infrastructure of our expanding software ecosystem.

The upgrade requires the current code-signing certificate of several ASUS products to be revoked. This revocation can cause some existing software utilities to trigger a Windows Security dialog box, and may prevent legitimate ASUS programs, such as Aura, AI Suite III, GPU Tweak II and others, from running normally when users attempt to execute the associated ‘Setup.exe’ or ‘AsusSetup.exe’ file.

The new versions of each ASUS software update, code-signed with a new digital certificate are now available for download at the link provided below. Once the latest version of the respective software is downloaded, the relevant program can be installed and run normally.

Further information can be found in the Advisory FAQ section below. Users who have any inquiries or concerns are welcome to contact ASUS Customer Service. ASUS apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this update.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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