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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-23-04 11:39 AM
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36. I mostly agree but...
It is possible to program "down to the bare metal" even in a Windows system and leave little or no trace of the erasure proram. There are thousands of security holes in Windows, which is especially open to a program actually executing in RAM. The program could run a little code in its data segment, or something like that. It could hide itself in a disk sector not properly listed in the FAT. It could be run from a network connection - trivially easy to delete a file when you have NetBUI access.

Still, I share your optimism that the fraud software will eventually be dug out of machines of every major brand. It's just so tough to cover every track in every machine nationwide.
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