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Kaspirsky Identifies malware in hard drives firmware

Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

I've been reading about this for a few days now. Provided is this CNN video that reports on it.

Kaspirsky has identified (& blames the NSA) for malware loaded into the hard drive that is impossible to erase by means of formatting the hard drive. The firmware is located on the PCB, & therefor is not included with the data/storage of the hard drive.

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And in some cases, it planted spyware on computers' firmware, the programming that lives permanently on hardware.


I recall in 2011 that I was replacing hard drives for customers, & suddenly due to Thailand flooding, not only did hard drive prices increase, but as a consumer choices were suddenly unavailable. If you wanted a hard drive, Western Digital was out of the question.

It would seem that going vintage means going secure.

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Re: Kaspirsky Identifies malware in hard drives firmware

Posted 20 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

Nothing about the lenovo malware #superfish?!

Oh, and "Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz" is a hell of a pseudonym.
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Re: Kaspirsky Identifies malware in hard drives firmware

Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:03 PM

Yeah, I just didn't bother posting. So you bought Windows with bloatware... what's new? Hell Windows comes pre-packed with security lacking IE, so what's an SSL man-in-the-middle but just another added feature.
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Re: Kaspirsky Identifies malware in hard drives firmware

Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:08 PM

Has anyone actually mentioned the install path, or is everyone assuming it's at the hard drive manufacturer's plant? It's not like the NSA has rumored to intercept packages to do quick installs..
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Re: Kaspirsky Identifies malware in hard drives firmware

Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:19 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 20 February 2015 - 12:42 PM, said:

I've been reading about this for a few days now. Provided is this CNN video that reports on it.

Kaspirsky has identified (& blames the NSA) for malware loaded into the hard drive that is impossible to erase by means of formatting the hard drive. The firmware is located on the PCB, & therefor is not included with the data/storage of the hard drive.

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And in some cases, it planted spyware on computers' firmware, the programming that lives permanently on hardware.


I recall in 2011 that I was replacing hard drives for customers, & suddenly due to Thailand flooding, not only did hard drive prices increase, but as a consumer choices were suddenly unavailable. If you wanted a hard drive, Western Digital was out of the question.

It would seem that going vintage means going secure.

Rubbish ! kaspirsky i am not use this ....
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