HDD & SSD firmware manipulation

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by joedoe, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. joedoe

    joedoe Registered Member

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    The latest edition of Intel Security's report, released on Tuesday, reports attacks on firmware for the first time. More specifically, the report details "persistent and virtually undetectable attacks" by the so-called Equation Group that reprogram hard disk drives and solid state drive firmware.

    Although not identified as such by Intel Security, the Equation Group has been linked to elite units of the N-S-A, via confirmation by former staffers.



    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/09/nsa_firmware_sighted_ctb_ransomware/
     
  2. RockLobster

    RockLobster Registered Member

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    So how the Russians are the only ones willing to investigate this ? The community has known about firmware malware for years I have read several forum discussion threads about it and at least one of those who became aware of it on his own system reported no interest whatsoever by our own computer security vendors.
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  3. Rasheed187

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    OK, so how to block this stuff? It would be cool if Intel gave a bit more info.
     
  4. mirimir

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    No device that interacts with the Internet can be trusted. To be considered secure, a device must be air-gapped and shielded.
     
  5. driekus

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