Re: Wiretapping Linux?

From: Joerg Pommnitz
Date: Wed May 17 2006 - 09:24:56 EST

--- Avi Kivity schrieb:
> A pci device can read system RAM and other memory-mapped PCI devices
> (such as display framebuffers) using DMA. In addition, a pci (but not
> pci-express) device can snoop on pci bus traffic to other devices.
> Typically, however, hard drive controllers will be integrated into the
> chipset so the data is not on the bus.

Thanks for providing this information. This makes the binary firmware
required for peripherals even more interesting for security conscious



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