Hidden spot on hard drives?
infofarmer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 09:42:29 PDT 2005
On 10/6/05, Gary W. Swearingen <garys at opusnet.com> wrote:
> Norberto Meijome <freebsd at meijome.net> writes:
> > Where does HPA(Host protected Area) sit in all this? is this the
> > 'boot sector' trick?
> I don't know. I just heard that some computer makers are somehow
> reserving as much as half the HDD for a full copy of the OS to recover
> from when the normal one trips over itself.
It's all on the BIOS/partitioning level anyway. FreeBSD
won't be too shy to look into both parts of the hard
drive. These "protection" measures are always more
or less security through obscurity. Which is somewhat
effective, but never long-lasting.
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