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    Exclamation Dangers of BSI Viruses

    The dangers of BSI (Boot Sector Infector) viruses are far greater than imagined now. A possible virus could be hitting ( rumor has it ) that flashes the BIOS on boot.

    This virus, although I've never seen it, is said to be very bad, because one of the things it's also said to do is prolong the boot process. During the boot process, it is secretly formatting all A: drives. Be careful and be on the look out. It may or may not come out because of the virii makers decisions. Just a word of caution, though. One BSI can destroy everything.
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    Most mother boards can't be flashed unless itís enabled in the bios or by a jumper. A few weeks ago a saw a motherboard with 2 BIOSís one was a normal flashable bios and another was a non-flashable backup bios just in case of a virus or bad flash.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    During the boot process, it is secretly formatting all A: drives.
    Umm, do you mean C: drives?
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    Must be C:

    "all A: drives" who has more then one a: drive?
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    hmm my A:\ drives.. is that like our school teachers telling the kids that the monitor is the computer or CPU, the system case/tower is the "hard Drive" or "CD-Rom" or the reason the screen isn't clear is because the HDD is running backwards.. but surly this is only in Australia..isn't it?

    Dual/Triple BIOS mo/bo's are thebesta$$saversfordumba$$techs.

    Dual BIOS has saved my life on more than one occasion.
    - HTML/JS via whatever hole in IE 5.1, directx 7 to scramble the primary BIOS..
    -random reset during flash update of BIOS
    -Power BrownOut and UPS died during a BIOS flash
    -visitor hits keyboard during Flash..



    There is a way to attack the backup BIOS on some mo/bo ..

    what ever..

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    My teacher always referred to the tower as the CPU. lol
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    I don't know much about this, sorry guys... a friend of mine told me about it, and that he had heard from a programmer..
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