Backups [was Re: Is tape dead?]
elson at pico-systems.com
Sun Sep 20 12:53:29 CDT 2015
On 09/19/2015 10:58 PM, John Foust wrote:
> The other recent development that makes me want to quit?
> Someone's demonstrated you can hide in the firmware of
> hard drives.
> https://blog.kaspersky.com/equation-hdd-malware/7623/ - John
Well, one would assume this is also OS specific. I would
guess it would be incredibly hard to make a "disk" virus
that would work on greatly differing OS's like Linux AND
Windows. No telling what would happen if one of these disk
viruses got onto a hard drive on a Windows system and then
the drive was reformatted and loaded with Linux.
Most likely you'd have odd crashes or something.
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