On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 3:39 AM Nick Holland
<n...@holland-consulting.net> wrote:
> On 2020-05-14 11:08, i...@aulix.com wrote:
> I actually had Adaptec give me a firmware update with a time bomb in
> it, and didn't bother to tell me that after X days, it would brick my
> adapter and prevent me from updating/downdating it.  If it had been
> stored in RAM, I might have been able to recover it, but since it was
> flashed into EEPROM and prevented the machine from booting, the card
> had to be replaced...and my customer had an outage.

Apropos of nothing, that saga is worth reading in full:

Episode 4: A New Flaw - http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=125783114503531&w=2
Episode 5: The Firmware Strikes Back:
Episode 6: Return of the Vendor:

Aaron Mason - Programmer, open source addict
I've taken my software vows - for beta or for worse

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