Backups [was Re: Is tape dead?]

Jon Elson elson at
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. 
> - 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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