Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th May 2006 15:50 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Privacy, Security, Encryption A feature called System Management Mode included in modern x86 cpus opens the way to the land of kernel space and the quest for ring zero. Federico Biancuzzi interviews French researcher Loc Duflot to learn about the System Management Mode attack, how to mitigate it, what hardware is vulnerable, and why we should be concerned with recent X Server bugs.
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RE: Great article!
by ivans on Thu 11th May 2006 17:51 UTC in reply to "Great article!"
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Apparently Windows is the only OS that is NOT vulnerable, so you won't see much of a discussion either.

Slide #41

So what's up with the oh-so-secure OpenBSD, huh Theo? Installing rootkit in 10 lines of code, LOL.

Edited 2006-05-11 18:00

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