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Hard Disk Hacking

  • Apart from this article, I also gave a talk at OHM2013 about this subject.
  • If you look at an HD from that naive standpoint, you would think the hardware should be pretty simple: all you need is something that connects to a SATA-port which can then position the read/write-head and read or write data from or to the platters.
  • All that implies there's some intelligence in an hard disk, and intelligence usually implies hackability.
  • I'm always interested in hackability, so I decided I wanted to look into how hard disks work on the non-mechanical level.
  • Usually the research has been done in order to prove the hackability of these devices can lead to compromised software, so I decided to take the same approach: for this hack, I wanted to make a hard disk that could bypass software security.

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Hard Disk Hacking

  • The video of that talk (minus the first few minutes) is now online.
  • If you look at an HD from that naive standpoint, you would think the hardware should be pretty simple: all you need is something that connects to a SATA-port which can then position the read/write-head and read or write data from or to the platters.
  • All that implies there's some intelligence in an hard disk, and intelligence usually implies hackability.
  • I'm always interested in hackability, so I decided I wanted to look into how hard disks work on the non-mechanical level.
  • Usually the research has been done in order to prove the hackability of these devices can lead to compromised software, so I decided to take the same approach: for this hack, I wanted to make a hard disk that could bypass software security.

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