Re: Have I caught a firmware attack in the act? Or am I just paranoid?
Well, I am from Austria and most of what has happened and what you can
read about took place in Austria:
I have only seen intelligence visiting my home when I left an offline
computer around with HDD.
If you feel safe answering: what country was this in? Your name and
time zone suggest Germany/Austria/Switzerland, which I wouldn't have
thought of as the kind of places that do this.
Though I also wouldn't have thought of Britain as the first place to
have "help us spy and don't tell anyone, or we'll imprison you" legal
orders until we were...
...which is one reason I prefer to stay away from maintaining security
tools or other highly sensitive packages.
... with one exception: The cracked system, where they had replaced
glibc and some system library files, was cracked in Puno, Peru while I
had discovered the crack later on in Brazil. Some years ago I have sent
out blue ray images with the cracked installed system as well as the
RedHat SELinux packages used to install a clean system 1:1 where you can
compare both systems, cracked and clean file by file. The sha512-sums of
these blue ray images are still online at: