1998-09-21 - Re: Stego-empty hard drives… (fwd)

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From: Lazlo Toth <lazlototh@hempseed.com>
To: Jim Choate <cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: bcefd2f8768612ba3705fa3af01b71fa2bfe20e6342d8b8487c733c0a38cf56f
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Reply To: <199809220116.UAA20070@einstein.ssz.com>
UTC Datetime: 1998-09-21 15:12:36 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 23:12:36 +0800

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From: Lazlo Toth <lazlototh@hempseed.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 23:12:36 +0800
To: Jim Choate <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Stego-empty hard drives... (fwd)
In-Reply-To: <199809220116.UAA20070@einstein.ssz.com>
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On or about 8:16 PM -0500 9/21/98, Jim Choate wrote:
>Forwarded message:
>> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 00:46:03 +0000
>> From: Michael Hohensee <mah248@is9.nyu.edu>
>> Subject: Re: Stego-empty hard drives... (fwd)
>> I believe that the idea was to set it up so that BIOS defaults to
>> HD-hiding mode.
>How do you propose to do this? Via a BIOS setting?


>> When you're taking your laptop through customs, you do
>> nothing while the machine boots up, the doctored BIOS does its thing,
>> and everybody's happy.  When you want to get at the stuff on the rest of
>> the HD, you reboot and type in your passphrase.
>How do you propose to prompt the user for the correct time to type?

Pressing an obscure key combination during bootup to trigger the password
prompt should do the trick.