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info about firmware (rootkit ?)

Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:06 pm

I have a question about firmware. Around the net I have read that all the firmware that run on the chip, nic and so on are on the sd. Can u confirm it to me ?
I ask this because I have a suspect of a rootkit, something that could run on some chip.. but if all the firmware are on the sd it's pretty simple format the sd and reinstall.

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Re: info about firmware (rootkit ?)

Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 pm

Yes, all the bootcode / firmware is on the SD card or USB device - apart from a small boot ROM in the GPU which is hard coded into the silicon and can't be changed.

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