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Christian Kemp received an email complaint from Elbox concerning this (http://www.ann.lu/comments2.cgi?view=1036967791&category=forum&start=1&67) article in the Forum section. Read more (http://www.ann.lu/comments2.cgi?view=1037130329&category=motd&start=1&13)
As a related question; anybody know if the now "deleted" code is indeed what it is claimed to be ?
anybody know if the now "deleted" code is indeed what it is claimed to be ?
Yes that code trash the RDB of the device that contain the SYS: partition. However, there is no indication what triggers that code (this part wasn't included in the original ann.lu post).
11-13-2002, 12:28 AM
Explain please :-)
11-13-2002, 12:39 AM
A simple way to test the driver is explained in the article, they havent removed that part.
11-13-2002, 01:08 AM
If I where them I'd try not to as long as possible!!!
simply because now every man and his dog is
aware of the cards similarity & I could lose my
$$$$ after all my hard work :-( .....
However I think the RDB trashing was a bit
much ..... a bit to er nasty :getmad:
11-13-2002, 05:10 AM
Well, most of this has been discussed on Ann, so let me boil it down to some points:
There is allegedly code in Elbox's USB device which will nuke your disk RDB if it is tampered with. This is not proven.
The guy who allegedly found the anti-RDB code was probably trying to hack the usb.device to use a non-Elbox USB card. This is illegal.
If Elbox have indeed added the anti-RDB code intentionally, then they have broken the law and can be sued for data loss. Again, I stress that no absolute proof of the presence of the code has been found.
11-13-2002, 05:19 AM
There is allegedly code in Elbox's USB device which will nuke your disk RGB if it is tampered with.
RDB i guess :-P
11-13-2002, 05:35 AM
RDB i guess
Argh, yes! I keep making that mistake... It's Rigid Disk Block.
/me hides in a corner :oops:
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