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Firewire Attack vs SBGina replacement.

When implementing the McAfee Secure login would the machine then be protected from a firewire attack on the MS Lock screen?

Message was edited by: safebootsamurai on 3/22/11 3:36:54 PM GMT-05:00
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Re: Firewire Attack vs SBGina replacement.

The standard attack would not work any more - it would have to be re-crafted to attack the memory space of the EEPC Login.

The real benefit would be of course that you'd not be able to boot the machine to a Windows login prompt, thus your hibernated/off machine would be perfectly secure.

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Re: Firewire Attack vs SBGina replacement.

Any Offical McAfee documentation that I can give to a customer's CSO that would put his mind at ease?

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Re: Firewire Attack vs SBGina replacement.

nothing comes to mind sorry - we really don't often officialy respond to attacks which don't work 😉

I blogged about it a long while ago - http://blogs.mcafee.com/enterprise/data-protection/bitlockertruecrypt-decryption-tool which links to a personal article I wrote about Firewire specifically...

http://simonhunt.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/firewire-attacks-revisited/

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