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31 Dec 2013   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
SD cards hacked

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SD cards, including tiny microSD and SIM cards, contain a powerful and hackable computer system. Are you sure you want to use your cell phone as a credit card?

Putting malicious code on USB thumb drives and dropping them near employee entrances is an old hack. A curious employee plugs the USB drive into their PC and voila, another hacked computer.

At the Chaos Computer Congress (30C3), in Hamburg, Germany, a new and deeper hack of flash storage was demonstrated. Researchers hacked the microcontroller inside all SD and microSD flash cards that enables a man in the middle attack.
Read more at: SD cards hacked | ZDNet

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31 Dec 2013   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 


The question was asked in the article...
"Do you think the NSA is already working on this? "
I think it was a rhetorical question. More to the point who else is and what can you do about it?

I guess you could have controllers in HDD/SSDs hacked as well.
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31 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sounds like it was only a matter of time before someone or some people discovered this type of hack could be done to SD cards. I guess these days; nothing is totally and fully 100% hackproof because while yes; it may initially be hack proof; hackers are always working on ways to get around security etc. Just my thoughts on this one....
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31 Dec 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water, think again.
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04 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Think # 1. How many people do you know that use cell phones for shopping and or banking?

Think # 2. Many probably do.

Think # 3. How many of the many users you are think of have any idea of the security risk or want to hear about it?

Think # 4. They are easy pray for the bad guys because the bad guys are doing the same thinking.
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