[nycbug-talk] Happy Halloween, here is some wacky Horror story

Mark Saad mark.saad at ymail.com
Thu Oct 31 14:45:31 EDT 2013

Hi Talk
  This is making its rounds today, and its Ars titled ' Meet badBIOS ...."
The claims are great FUD and inresting none the less. Here is one snippet I
figured the list would enjoy.

In the following months, Ruiu observed more odd phenomena that seemed
straight out of a science-fiction thriller. A computer running the Open BSD
operating system also began to modify its settings and delete its data
without explanation or prompting. His network transmitted data specific to
the Internet's next-generation IPv6 networking
even from computers that were supposed to have IPv6 completely disabled.
Strangest of all was the ability of infected machines to transmit small
amounts of network data with other infected machines even when their power
cords and Ethernet cables were unplugged and their Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
cards were removed. Further investigation soon showed that the list of
affected operating systems also included multiple variants of Windows and

Here is the entire story.


So beware OpenBSD user , unplug your Mic and Speakers and never use USB !!!


Mark Saad | mark.saad at ymail.com
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