As Windows becomes harder to crack, could virus writers start to target hardware?


...the fact that virus writers are now looking for exploits to target in hardware is a worrying development, and the harder that Windows becomes to crack, the more pressure malware authors will put on hardware. While software vulnerabilities can be very serious indeed, they can be patched quite quickly. Hardware is a very different matter.

While it's possible to apply a software patch to step over a hardware flaw, that flaw still exists as long as the hardware is still in use. Also, to make matters worse, any patch applied to fix a hardware fault could be disabled or circumvented. As Windows becomes harder to crack, could virus writers start to target hardware? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 7th September 2006 10:02PM