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58023Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Sharon?

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  • Alan Cox
    Oct 6, 2008
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      On Mon, 06 Oct 2008 01:05:58 -0000
      "Don A" <zbarr474@...> wrote:

      > Couldn't the drive be reformatted??

      Low level reformat/security erase with the right tools done from a
      separate secure system will do the trick currrently, but that will change
      in time as many drive firmware updates are not properly protected in
      hardware (no digital signatures etc). Sad to say but its only because the
      spammers are interested in abusing machines not destroying them that
      there are almost no machine destructing worms out there.

      The bigger problem is recovering the content of the drive - which files,
      emails, other random bits on the disk contain stuff that will re-infect
      the machine - rapidly gets harder than trying to find escaped springs
      while dismantling a Z scale loco ...
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