[LinuxBIOS] Hard drive passwords

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Tue Aug 14 16:11:16 CEST 2007

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 04:07:28PM +0200, Quux wrote:
> there is also the issue, that unless BIOS disables the feature, a virus 
> can lock up a modern hard drive for good at run time. this was reported 
> on c't security some time ago.

Hah. :p

Well, not for good? It wouldn't be too difficult to make a brute
force thingy that tests a few passwords then resets power, then

I don't believe the drive ever locks up completely, regardless of the
number of tries.

> There were no known legacy BIOSes aware of this vulnerability at
> the time (~2005).    --Q

LB 1 - legacy 0


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