Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 16:03 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption When was the last time you reverse-engineered all the PCI devices on your motherboard?. . . Enters the game-changer: IOMMU (known as VT-d on Intel). With proper OS/VMM design, this technology can address the very problem of most of the hardware backdoors. A good example of a practical system that allows for that is Xen 3.3, which supports VT-d and allows you to move drivers into a separate, unprivileged driver domain(s). This way each PCI device can be limited to DMA only to the memory region occupied by its own driver.
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RE: It's definitely a concern
by zima on Fri 9th Mar 2012 23:27 UTC in reply to "It's definitely a concern"
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if you travel to China (as every businessperson learns) you will find that your items are not secure. [...]
I'd like to buy a Lenovo laptop running Linux sometime but given this background....

Your items are not secure anywhere, drop the silly China-bashing.

(me, I'd like to buy Intel or AMD based laptop, or any tech from UKUSA, but given such precedences... (pdf warning) "EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT [...] REPORT on the existence of a global system for the interception of private and commercial communications (ECHELON interception system)" )

Edited 2012-03-09 23:31 UTC

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