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Unlocking Windows Using FireWire

If you are running Windows XP, anyone who can connect his laptop or modified iPod to your FireWire port can get complete access to your PC’s memory. And by using that access the attacker can do whatever he wants such as unlock Windows, steal encryption keys, or install malware.

Currently there is no known fix for this problem, so if you have a computer that has a FireWire port and you don’t use it for anything, we recommend disabling it.

Source: F-Secure Weblog

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March 22, 2008 - Posted by | Alerts, Friends, Malware, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , ,

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