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Re: IOS Rookit: the sky isn't falling (yet)
On Tue, 27 May 2008, Gadi Evron wrote:
Perhaps the above should be simplified.
If you let people load unauthorized images on your equipment, you
probably have bigger problems than potential rootkits. It may be a better use of resources to prevent people from installing unauthorized images on your hardware versus debating all the things an unauthorized image could do after it is installed.
Other things you could install rootkits on, if you can load unauthorized images on the device:
Anything with a CPU and loadable images.
Even old fashion printing presses are vulnerable to the old fashion version of a rootkit. If you could replace the printing press plates with unauthorized plates, you could change what the printing press printed. Modifying printing plates is the easy part, getting the unauthorized printing plates on the printing press is the trick.