[ILUG-BOM] [OT] Self loading USB drivers possible?

Rony ronbillypop@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sun Jun 17 13:07:00 IST 2007


Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
> On 6/17/07, Rony <ronbillypop at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> Even in Linux?
> 
> Yes. Since a driver loads into kernel space means that it has rights
> to do anything. This is alright for drivers you have the sources for
> and trust, since you (or many others, if you're not tech literate)
> have seen the code. But in case of drivers for any random chinese USB
> drive, mp3 player, etc, loading the binary blindly is like keeping
> your doors open for everybody.
> 
> 
Wouldn't the same risk be possible through driver CDs?

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Rony.

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