Re: Linux 2.2.17pre3

From: Ben Pfaff (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 18:01:08 EST

Alan Cox <> writes:

> > Physical console access. You think someone couldn't program a PIC
> > to detect scancodes for "ls<cr>" and insert next scancodes for
> > "rm -rf /*<cr>", and then connect it in-line to the keyboard cable,
> > powering it off the voltage on the lines?
> In the environments Im thinking of that would involve sitting in a room
> with a security camera using a screwdriver and tools and looking very
> suspicious. People wandering in and out regularly too.

It seems to me that such a device could be designed to not need
modification of the keyboard itself. Instead, it would look a
little like a PS2->AT adapter, or it could even *be* one of them
too; you would insert it between the computer and the keyboard.
With USB it might be even easier: just plug in a dongle to a USB

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