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Old 10-22-2016, 06:23 AM   #1
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Default A list of computers that do not "hold state"..?

Does anyone have a list of computers with no writable firmware..?

If you get hacked, hackers can deeply infect the BIOS, GPU, WiFi and other components that "hold state".

Then, even if you wipe your hard drive after getting infected, you can still just get re-infected again, due to the deep firmware infections.

The Raspberry Pi is an example of a device that does not "hold state".

Every component on the Raspberry Pi has its firmware and drivers loaded in from an SD card.

Thus, if you wipe the SD card, you have truly wiped the device, and can be sure that it is totally clean.

Does anyone have a list of similar devices to the Pi, that do not "hold state" on ANY of the components...?

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Old 10-23-2016, 12:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: A list of computers that do not "hold state"..?

Paranoid much? Lol. Don't connect to the net of you're that afraid.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:56 AM   #3
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Default Re: A list of computers that do not "hold state"..?

There is no device that is invincible and cannot be hacked or loaded with viruses or malware. A company will come out and say that their newest device cannot be hacked or is so secure but hackers are always working to find exploits in a device or make smarter malware and viruses that can blend in and go undetected.
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Default Re: A list of computers that do not "hold state"..?

most viruses and malware are targeted at inexperienced users and are designed to get them to spend money, or at the worst capture some emails and keystrokes.

I don't think there's much incentive beyond that to actually develop something as sophisticated as you're worried about. Not really a cause for concern for a typical home user. A simple home router with a built in firewall will protect you from most everything.
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