[Cryptography] Open Storage Controllers

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Thu Jun 28 14:31:25 EDT 2018

* R0b0t1:

> Is anyone aware of either HDDs or SSDs that have firmware which is
> user modifiable? Even flash chips, "bare," as used in USB flash
> drives, or eMMC, as used in phones, can have storage controllers.

There's iSCSI and ATA-over-Ethernet, so you can have storage that can
run commodity operating systems.

Theoretically, the same thing should be possible with USB, but I
haven't seen that in practice yet.

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