What happen when virus strike dual hdd computer ?

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  1. davepermen

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    i did correct them. i stated while it's possible it's so unlikely that you can consider it, in reality, to not happen. thus not consider it possible, even while it might, techically, be. i stated this very often, and i stated the reason why you should reconsider your statement. as, it will be interpreted as "omg, it can happen to me, anytime", as it time and time again got proven in the history of mankind, that people react that way.
     
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    Maybe so. But there could be a virus out there that kills hardware.
     
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    Just a note to UniqueQ - Baserk is out resident malware and security expert here on NBR :)
     
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    doesn't matter. there could be a virus killing hw, you know.. :)

    you should take care about your hw, btw detlev. it could happen to you :)
     
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    Thank you for the information.

    No reflection on you but again, maybe so. I have also provided 4 website links. If security companies could predict virus and virus/criminal technology, then no one would ever get infected because they would have already anticipated it and provided a solution.

    There could be a virus out there that kills hardware. Bios virus do exist.
     
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    well :) way for a great start into the forums, not?

    other than that, as he stated, most bios only allow updates trough signed data. and each bios wants it different.

    so a bios virus for a specific bios could exist, but not a "virus for all bios".

    and there are hundreds or thousands or more different bios configs out in the world.

    how should a virus know them all? or a virus programmer? and find flaws in each and every signed-update-technology?

    and then find flaws in all hdd communication protocolls to somehow kill them? each of them?

    that virus sure would be gigabytes big.

    technically, possible. in reality, not so.

    which was my original point, again and again. but have fun restating your phrase, which will mean much fun for the readers.. :)
     
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    The 4 website links I have previously providied tell it how it is. One link is a link to current security company (a big company). They have a definition update for a Bios virus. So bios virus do exist.

    Bios virus do exist

    http://www.symantec.com/press/2000/n001219c.html
     
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    no, sir, they DID exist.

    which i stated before. BIOSes of today are aware of such attacks and made in a form to prevent that.
     
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    The web links provided say something different.
     
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    the web link provides states a virus existed in 2000, that tried to flash bioses, sometimes (SOMETIMES) successfully. that was back in a land where no bios actually prevented getting flashed randomly.

    and it didn't kill hw. espencially not hdds. you might had to flash the bios again, or the chip could get bricked (put into non-reflashable mode). then you needed a new bios chip. but the hw itself did NOT get damaged.


    and just to inform you: that is TEN YEARS BACK. you don't think stuff evolved since then? ..
     
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