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comment Tripwire - Is it security Theater?
@Rook a lot of rootkits exist and have been written during the last 2 years - using new techniques too. They are just not public. Well known rootkits (e.g. phalanx) are still being developed and there are new (private) versions. Also various kinds of debug register rootkits are also used. All of those install even at the very latest kernel versions.
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comment How to disable Firewire in OpenBSD/Linux to prevent attacks through Firewire?
Disabling the firewire driver does indeed prevent the use of any firewire device, as it disables the firewire hardware controller. In order for the attacks to work several requirements exist: The driver must be loaded so that the controller is initialised (bus-mastering etc), it must be configured to 'open-access' and not per-device, and dma must be enabled (ohci1394 had a disable dma option)