1998-09-22 - Re: Stego-empty hard drives… (fwd)

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From: Petro <petro@playboy.com>
To: cypherpunks@einstein.ssz.com (Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer)
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UTC Datetime: 1998-09-22 01:45:22 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:45:22 +0800

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From: Petro <petro@playboy.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:45:22 +0800
To: cypherpunks@einstein.ssz.com (Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer)
Subject: Re: Stego-empty hard drives... (fwd)
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At 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>
>> 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?

	Why prompt, you installed it, just have the startup stop at a
certain point, just simply pause. You hit a couple keys (4-8) and go on.
Given this case you don't really need the security of a long passphrase
since if they are looking to get in, you've lost already.

petro@playboy.com----for work related issues. I don't speak for Playboy.
petro@bounty.org-----for everthing else.      They wouldn't like that.
                                              They REALLY
Economic speech IS political speech.          wouldn't like that.