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Old 10-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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Angry Does anyone here know that a PC's BIOS can be hacked using Broadband over Powerline?


Does anyone here know that a PC's BIOS can be hacked and the PC controlled using Broadband over Powerline?
 
Old 10-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #3
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If someone has root access to your computer he can hack anything that is, from a hardware point of view, alterable. This is totally independent of how the attacker got access to your system.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 06:46 AM   #4
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You need a special device to use the internet over a power line. This is needed to transmit and receive. From my experience it really depends on the quality of the power lines in your home as well as the electrical noise on the line. If your home was built with cheap power lines or there is noise on the line, it will greatly interfere with your connection.

I have something like:
http://www.devolo.com/consumer/5_dla...on_1.html?l=en
I no longer use them, because the connection is unstable for the aforementioned reasons. They do have encryption, and you can change the password.

Is this what you are talking about ? They can hack it, if they crack the encryption, but it is unlikely because the signal looses strength over time, and it will be gone by the time it leaves the house.
 
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I get the feeling they live out in the sticks are are using a special ISP that offers broadband over power lines as opposed to a Powerline ethernet device.

Any outside connection as in web can expose your system to attack. There is no difference between powerline isp and any other isp service.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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I get the feeling they live out in the sticks are are using a special ISP that offers broadband over power lines as opposed to a Powerline ethernet device.

Any outside connection as in web can expose your system to attack. There is no difference between powerline isp and any other isp service.
I've never had a powerline ISP, but it would be just like any other ISP. It doesn't matter what cable they use, security will be about the same.
 
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