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Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:35:53 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: Malicious devices & vulnerabilties

* Kurt Seifried:

> Firewire has DMA. 
> eSATA - also does DMA.
> Thunderbolt also does DMA. 
> In other words a lot of the newer/higher end interfaces all do DMA
> which is ... a problem.

Gigabit Ethernet adapters also do DMA.  Is it really the case that the
(e)SATA implementation is as problematic as IEEE 1394?  I don't think
SATA exposes the DMA functionality over the wire.

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