Backups [was Re: Is tape dead?]

ben bfranchuk at
Sun Sep 20 13:18:00 CDT 2015

On 9/20/2015 11:53 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
> 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.

I think the real problem is back to the OS and dynamic link libraries.

> Jon

More information about the cctalk mailing list