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Submission + - New 'Phlashing' Attack Sabotages Hardware

yahoi writes: A new type of denial-of-service attack, called permanent denial-of-service (PDOS), damages a system so badly that it requires replacement or reinstallation of hardware. A researcher has discovered how to abuse firmware update mechanisms with what he calls 'phlashing' — a type of remote PDOS attack.

http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=154270&WT.svl=news1_1
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New 'Phlashing' Attack Sabotages Hardware

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Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?

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