[Battlemesh] Forced firmware lockdown in EU already passed

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 17:02:16 CEST 2015

On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Henning Rogge <hrogge at gmail.com> wrote:
> *sarcasmmodeon*
> Oh my God, we cannot do this! This would enable EVIL hackers to penetrate
> the thick firewalls and security mechanisms of our firmware and let it do
> horrible things! Firmware must be secret!

The perfect trojan horse lays in the firmware of network cards.

Some ethernet cards sold on ebay had chinese firmwares duplicating
some packets to a special spying server.

Benjamin Henrion <bhenrion at ffii.org>
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