And why not read the media?
Posted Nov 17, 2006 8:54 UTC (Fri) by eru
In reply to: And why not read the media?
Parent article: November: the month of kernel bugs
The USB stick can
be a device with whatever hidden functionality (exploding when
first plugged, transmit any bit passing throught via wifi to an
A good point. It actually applies to any modern solid-state media, like
the various kinds of memory cards used in cameras and such, because they
too are active (the system feeds elecricity in them
that can run a processor etc.). So is the only kind of safe media the
passive ones like tapes, diskettes and CD:s that spin in the drive and are
read magnetically or optically? (And even these are not safe if file system
code is buggy).
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