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Re: Microsoft device helps police pluck evidencefrom cyberscene of crime
From: coderman <coderman () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:00:10 -0700

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Rob Thompson
<my.security.lists () gmail com> wrote:
 > Meaning if you disable autorun on all USB/Firewire/"hot-plug" devices
 > does it potentially eliminate this threat?

 I doubt it.  They probably have something coded into the device that
 works with something "special" within Windows.  But again, just an
 assumption.  I haven't gotten my paws on one of these yet.  Though I'm
 sure that it you look hard enough, it can be found.

you'd have to epoxy over those ports.  putty epoxy in the USB,
firewire, PCCard , and related slots.  it's been done, for regulatory
compliance.  works great.  gets your hands messy.

but seriously, who will take such measures on their home PC?

last but not least, the cold boot disk encryption attacks showed how
even the plugged ports could be worked around with a quick reboot and
a can of keyboard cleaner...

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