[LINK] Hardware hack officially denied

kheitman at kheitman.com kheitman at kheitman.com
Thu Oct 4 21:08:55 AEST 2018


..."Since the implants were small, the amount of code they contained was
small as well. But they were capable of doing two very important things:
telling the device to communicate with one of several anonymous
computers elsewhere on the internet that were loaded with more complex
code; and preparing the device's operating system to accept this new
code. The illicit chips could do all this because they were connected to
the baseboard management controller, a kind of superchip that
administrators use to remotely log in to problematic servers, giving
them access to the most sensitive code even on machines that have
crashed or are turned off." ... 

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