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[liberationtech] How to defend against attacks on chips?

Waitman Gobble uzimac at da3m0n8t3r.com
Sat Jun 15 19:12:46 PDT 2013


On Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:19:14 -0500, Anthony Papillion
<anthony at cajuntechie.org> wrote: 
>
>But how do we handle hardware attacks? For example, what happens when a
>chip maker, say Intel, collaborates with the government to allow access
>to users systems from the chip level? How can we defend against this?
>
>Anthony

My thought, If it is a concern, I think one would make a point to avoid using
software / operating systems which contain non-disclosed closed-source binary
blobs (ie, drivers), such as.. almost all distributions of Linux, and the
obvious proprietary OS vendors. 
(if you totally groove on Linux, go with a gnu/free system listed on
http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html)

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Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA
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