Beware the Firewire Port

March 9th, 2008

Computer SecurityAllowing firewire controllers to have direct memory access (DMA) may have seemed like a good idea at the time (e.g., faster transfer speeds), but who would’ve thought that it could be used to circumvent Windows password protection? Once again, this goes to show that lack of physical security means no security.

Link: http://www.theage.com.au/…
(via Engadget)

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