Has the NSA Hacked Your Hard Drive? (Probably)


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From the Verge:

[T]he program would give the NSA unprecedented access to the world’s computers, even when disconnected from the larger web. Viruses stored on a hard drive’s firmware are typically activated as soon as a device is plugged in, with no further action required. They’re also usually undetectable and survive reformatting, making them difficult to detect and remove.



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