A Computer Infection that Can Never Be Cured

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    A Computer Infection that Can Never Be Cured.

    It seems that to implant this infection, not only would physical access be required to change the BIOS chip, but in order to succeed it would probably be necessary to spoof the original BIOS boot sequence so as not to raise suspicions, and any software that would probe the BIOS contents would spit out the spoofed contents rather than the hidden details.

    -- Tom
     
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    if the hacker needs to have physical access to the machine pull this off then that article is not revealing anything new.
     
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    I think it's a huge consideration for the western world considering the economic and cyber warfare coming from the East, where so many chips and components are fabricated.

    It's astonishing that so many critical systems run on essentially untrustworthy hardware.
     
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    Perfect, persistent, undetectable hardware backdoor.

    Obviously, the only way to deal with such a BIOS infection is to replace the BIOS chip with a verified BIOS untouched by malware intrusion - and, hopefully invulnerable to it.

    -- Tom
     
  5. Noob

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    If a hacker has physical access to the computer than you should worry more about your security than the computers one. :rolleyes:
     
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    Amen to that.:thumb:
     
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    +1

    but it's harder to detect if there is a home invasion than computer invasion
    what do you think

    any i think i should plant some mantrap at my door xD
     
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    ^Rather than home invasion, I'd sooner think of "hotel room evil maid-like" attacks.
    Businessmen abroad, thinking their notebook is save behind their key card protected hotel room door. link :)
    Non-resealable seal-bags can then be useful. If damaged, consider the content compromised.
     
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