Hard drive killers - Page 3
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Thread: Hard drive killers

  1. #21
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,191
    gore,

    I have a number of old drives that work............. for this exercise I propose an 8.4Gb, as I think that might just give us enough time?

    I will examine the code first though
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  2. #22
    Senior Member t34b4g5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Australia.
    Posts
    2,391

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    gore,

    I have a number of old drives that work............. for this exercise I propose an 8.4Gb, as I think that might just give us enough time?

    I will examine the code first though
    8.4Gb is that all you got? i fiddled with it on a 200Gb last night the drive was knocking on heaven's door already.

    didn't take long at all to rip it a new one.

    win2k pro fully updated av and firewall all setup also.

    johnno if you need the actual source code then i'll email matt the aus member of HDKP and see if i can get my grubby hands on it..

  3. #23
    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    2,716
    I was wrong.

    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7197634-claims.html

    It seems that everything has flashable firmware
    these days, even coffee cups and ball point pens.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

  4. #24
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,191
    Hi teabags, that would be kewl............... I will send you an E-mail addy via PM

    Johnno
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  5. #25
    Nihil,

    So what was the ultimate fate of that drive? Did it permanently kill it as advertised, or were you able to reformat it?

  6. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    500
    As for infection method, surviving the format, heres a new rootkit utilizing an older method for surviving, writing to the MBR:
    http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/101463

    Maybe something similar was used to keep this virus alive and keep the Hard Drive unusable?
    Ron Paul: Hope for America
    http://www.ronpaul2008.com/

  7. #27
    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    United Kingdom: Bridlington
    Posts
    17,191
    Hi AK,

    I haven't had a chance to try it yet. Seeing what teabags and rcgreen have posted I am wondering if it doesn't mess with the HDD firmware?

    If it was the MBR then fixmbr should fix it, and reformatting with Linux certainly would?

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

  8. #28
    Well do let us know when you try it.

    I'm anxious to see what the result is.

  9. #29
    AO BOFH: Luser Abuser BModeratorFH gore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    7,177
    I dragged a machine over here today with a floppy and grabbed the floppy I was talking about, so I'll zip up the app and be ready to mail it if I somehow can, otherwise I'll just pop it up on a free web hosting thing or something because most likely it'll be something I can't mail (just about everything has AV scanners built in now, back then they didn't though) so I'll see if I can get it online tomorrow, I'm way to sore to drag anything else in here right now... I carried like 4,000 dollars worth of stuff today and that doesn't include painting some stuff to patch, or putting up curtains in two rooms drilling through walls with a crappy electronic screw driver, and then putting up 4 CD shelves that wall mount in the tech room. And also putting together another desk in the tech room by hand because the damn electronic screw driver isn't strong enough to go through, so I had to use a manual one.... My wrist feels like I ODd on Viagra and couldn't get none.
    Kill the lights, let the candles burn behind the pumpkins’ mischievous grins, and let the skeletons dance. For one thing is certain, The Misfits have returned and once again everyday is Halloween.The Misfits FreeBSD
    Cannibal Holocaust
    SuSE Linux
    Slackware Linux

Similar Threads

  1. hard drive clicking sound
    By slinky2004 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: December 5th, 2005, 03:38 PM
  2. Hard Drive problem
    By Raion in forum Hardware
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: January 8th, 2004, 12:17 AM
  3. New hard drive
    By dstevens1958 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 13th, 2003, 10:52 PM
  4. Getting a bad hard drive to spin?
    By problemchild in forum AntiOnline's General Chit Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 4th, 2002, 01:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •