Malicious Microprocessor Opens New Doors for Attack

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Pedro, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. Pedro

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    http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/136180/169/
     
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    Doesn't altering a chip require physical access to the computer? This would require for a hacker to break into the premises and then alter the machine and then leave. As for the profit/penalty ratio, I would think that they would then target multimillion dollar corporate systems.
     
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    As I understand it, they modified some gates in an FPGA.
     
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