Securing Firewire

Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch:

Quinn’s masterpiece was a dramatic proof of concept. […] For his demo, he booted an iMac off the Mac OS X installation CD (thus proving no custom software on the target iMac) and then plugged in a another Mac. All of a sudden, fire appeared at the bottom of the target’s screen, overwriting the bottom of the installer’s screen. Quinn simply blitted a fire animation over Firewire to the target’s video ram. Great job.

Saturday, 13 November 2004