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    Air Gap exploit

    This, folks, approaches the bizarre. Jeeze.

    http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18122

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    Cool

    Interesting! But note these are 'prehacked' machines, the horse has already left the barn.
    David

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    That requires you install software on both computers so Rule 1 of computer security has been breached. (Rule 1: if a bad guy has physical access to your computer it's no longer your computer.)

    cheers, Paul

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    When your scanner lid is up, it's possible for someone to do an air gap hack:
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archiv...g_air_gap.html

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    I can see such a situation when the computers are made by rogue companies like Lenovo and the site only uses Lenovo computers based on contract. This is not so outside the realm of possibilities folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Interesting! But note these are 'prehacked' machines, the horse has already left the barn.
    The NSA intercepts shipments of new equipment and prehacks them, and then sends them on to their destination:
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archiv...shipping_.html

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    Indeed that's been proven true too mrjimphelps.

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    And they're all manufactured in Roswell New Mexico. If I were you guys, I'd disconnect my PC and never use it again......

    Jerry

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    lol; the story'x premise is that you have multiple PCs near each other. Not my problem. just sharing the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    And they're all manufactured in Roswell New Mexico. If I were you guys, I'd disconnect my PC and never use it again......

    Jerry
    I did disconnect my PC. But wait, how am I reading this?

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