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Very plausible. Windows stores device information from connected USB devices in the registry, this is commonly used in forensics. If you attach an iPod/iPhone, it can leave traces on the local system as well and traces of the system you connected to my be left on the device. Endpoint DLP and antivirus may also scan removable media and leave traces. If a ...


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This video demonstrates a complete re-soldering of a laptop BIOS chip in 10 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMAxv6lgSuw Joanna Rutkowska (girl behind the Blue Pill rootkit) discusses the feasibility of a "Ring -3" rootkit of the SMM which resides on the BIOS chip: ...


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I like André's answer of having a switch or button to program the firmware. Some devices already have this, many motherboards for example have a jumper to protect the BIOS against writing. Forcing the device to not function properly in firmware program mode would allow a user to see if something was iffy. Like an audio device that output no audio, or a ...



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