SLIC via Keyboard?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Phazor, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Ive been thinking...since there are obviously many ways to inject a SLIC into memory, would it be at all possible to do this with a keyboard that has a smartcard cardreader?

    At least in theory such a device would give us not only one but even two options, namely via a properly programmed smartcard or simply via the readers firmware itself.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    Can the smartcard boot into DOS ?
     
  3. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Well, i honestly dont know.

    I only know that they can be programmed, and that some cards even have their own CPU!

    But all in all i know very little about these things. (Yet.)
     
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  4. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    He means actually loading the SLIC via a smart card, just like it has been done with PXE NICs
     
  5. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Thanks Jinjie, as always i appreciate your trying to help but that is not what i had in mind. I know all about the USB and BootCD methods...what i was wondering is whether it would be possible to use a smartcard or the readers firmware as an alternative to a BIOS mod (like the NIC method) so that the SLIC would get injected on bootup without the need for a grldr or any other extra files on the harddrive.

    I myself already have a modded BIOS...i just thought i pass on the idea because if this can actually work then it could be a nice alternative to BIOS and NIC mods. After all smartcards and smartcard readers are not very expensive and thus easily replaced if something goes wrong...
     
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  6. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Exactly. So that no loader is needed.
     
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  7. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    Asleep at the wheel, dur flash card and smart card not the same thing
     
  8. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    CreditCards etcetera are smartcards.

    They are not just storage media, they can also be programmed to execute programs upon insertion.

    Like i said, some types of smartcards even have their own CPU onboard.
     
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