[Nottingham] badBIOS - hoax? Mistake? Or time to panic and flap about?

Roger Light roger at atchoo.org
Thu Oct 31 18:58:18 UTC 2013


I find it unlikely that both speakers and microphones on laptops could
operate at "ultra high frequencies". Even if they did, shouldn't there be
some form of low pass anti-aliasing filter before sampling? Or do they just
ignore that sort of thing these days?


On Oct 31, 2013 6:12 PM, "Jason Irwin" <jasonirwin73 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am nowhere near qualified to ascertain the veracity of this, but it's
> a good read in cloak-n-dagger kind of way.
> http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/meet-badbios-the-mysterious-mac-and-pc-malware-that-jumps-airgaps/
> It almost seems too perfect and too complex to be true. Surely anything
> with that level of sophistication is going to be, well, large. Isn't it?
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