January 12th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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
January 13th, 2008, 12:18 AM
January 13th, 2008, 06:41 AM
I was wrong.
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.
January 13th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Hi teabags, that would be kewl............... I will send you an E-mail addy via PM
January 14th, 2008, 05:41 PM
So what was the ultimate fate of that drive? Did it permanently kill it as advertised, or were you able to reformat it?
January 14th, 2008, 06:43 PM
As for infection method, surviving the format, heres a new rootkit utilizing an older method for surviving, writing to the MBR:
Maybe something similar was used to keep this virus alive and keep the Hard Drive unusable?
January 14th, 2008, 07:40 PM
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?
January 14th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Well do let us know when you try it.
I'm anxious to see what the result is.
January 15th, 2008, 05:42 AM
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.
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