popularresistance.org says: New Intel Chips Contain Back-Door Processor, Hackable Even When Computer is Turned Off
What use is it to install a secure operating system, if your system is already infected with malicious code right after the start of the BIOS?
It is possible for ANY PCI, ISA, PCI-E Device to take full control over all resources during startup.
Therefore it’s also possible for an infected device to load malicious code via internet, every time it starts… leaving no trace on the harddisk, making it impossible for AntiVirus to detect.
Welcome to BAD BIOS 😀 *Muhahahahahahahaha…* (evil laughter of secret agent with hall and fading out)
Jonathan Brossard: „Hardware backdooring is practical“ – Security Research Engineer & CEO, Toucan System, France and Australia
Dr Mathias Wagner http://www.nxp.com/countries/germany.html
Chief Security Technologist bei NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH