Microsoft was right... still want Thunderbolt on Surface, though

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  1. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    darkmagistric Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Microsoft already engineered the Surface Pros to be mostly protected from this.

    requires unscrewing the bottom panel of a laptop to gain access to the Thunderbolt controller

    Perhaps it’s not pure happenstance that the Surface Pros routinely score a 1 on ifixit’s tear downs. That nightmare of glue and adhesive on the inside may come in handy after all.
     
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    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Wow, ok I stand corrected. This is very easy to achieve without any sophisticated equipment (@1:12)



    "...an SPI programmer device and a $200 peripheral that can be plugged into a Thunderbolt port to carry out the direct memory attack that bypasses the lock screen, like the AKiTiO PCIe Expansion Box"

    And board access is relatively easy to achieve even on sealed devices with a heat gun/heat pads. This might spawn a new scene in a spy flick. ;)
     
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