[svlug] sparcstation 5: first steps

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at dsurreal.org
Sat Jun 2 17:51:02 PDT 2001

On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Wayne Earl wrote:

> All of that aside, wouldn't the thief still be able to take the hard drive
> to a clean room for data extraction directly off of the platters? Isn't
> this just security through obscurity?
> I would imagine that all this is simply a custom drive controller chipset.

Now you're definitely reaching a bit.  Not too many people (even corporate
spies) have access to a clean room.  In any case, it definitely still
puts a serious impediment in the way of would-be notebook
resellers.  ...and it's no, it's not security through obscurity.

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