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    SubjectRe: BTTV detection broken in 2.4.0-test11-pre5
    On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 07:00:41PM -0800, Dan Hollis wrote:
    > On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, David Woodhouse wrote:
    > > On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:
    > > > Writeprotect the flashbios with the motherboard jumper, and remove the
    > > > cmos battery.
    > > > Checkmate. :-)
    > > Only if you run your kernel XIP from the flash. If you load it into RAM,
    > > it's still possible for an attacker to modify it. You can load new code
    > > into the kernel even if the kernel doesn't make it easy for you by having
    > > CONFIG_MODULES defined.
    > The original assertion made was that a script kiddie could modify the
    > kernel so you wouldnt be able to detect a rooted box even after a reboot.
    > What I posted would stop that cold, 100%. Boot from writeprotected floppy,
    > writeprotect the flashbios, and remove the cmos battery.

    There was some patch floating around so you could boot a new kernel without
    having to reboot. And I'm guessing you could also "box" it into a plex86

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