My attack was complete. If a blackhat hacker had …

My attack was complete. If a blackhat hacker had somehow obtained root access to a server with this drive, he could use fwtool to remotely dump the flash of the disk, modify it and flash it back. Eventually, the owner of the box will find out I am using his box for nefarious purposes and will probably re-install the system, securing the way the hacker orginally entered the machine. With the firmware hack in place, however, the attacker could tell the hard disk to do something nefarious with the new install.

Sprites mods – Hard disk hacking with JTAG

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