OT: Re: Security question (sort of)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Sat Mar 20 00:19:08 1999

These Motherboards have jumpers which must be set to enable the programming
voltage to the Flash memory. If you make sure the jumper is in the inactive
position, nothing and no one will be able to mess with your BIOS FROM.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Friday, March 19, 1999 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: OT: Re: Security question (sort of)

>At 08:46 PM 3/19/99 -0800, Sellam wrote:
>>Well, again, unless someone comes forth to edumacate me, there's typically
>>no way to destroy hardware from software, unless you count that POKE from
>>BASIC on the PET.
>"modern" computers have writable BIOS "roms." Malevolent crackers are
>writing bombs these days that scribble bits in nasty places in your BIOS.
>One of the worst is called "last place AWARD" that destroys an AWARD BIOS
>and resets your computer. No bios, no boot, no way to flash a new bios
>without some fairly specialized equipment (to do in circuit Flash
Received on Sat Mar 20 1999 - 00:19:08 GMT

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