During the course of the trial, the defense expert was talking about Trojans that were so deeply embedded in the machine that after a re-installation of the operating system, with Adaware and Norton Antivirus and then everything up-dated, it would remain active. In other words, what ever was on the machine would reactivate and conduct business as usual despite the properly re- installed and updated protection.
The Government Expert defeated the presentation by the Defense Expert with one word – Preposterous and the explanation that things don’t work that way in the real world.
Tiger’s Tail #2 is on a quest to prover her wrong and to get a good idea of how a military strength computer infection works and what the pieces are called (if they have been named).
Step 1. I did a 7 pass drive wipe with Iolo Technologies Drive Scrubber and then overwrote the complete scrubbing with all zero’s. I felt that a well scrubbed drive was necessary as a first step because (continued)