Subject: Re: wpi0: Full open source driver at openbsd
To: Karl Sj?dahl - dunceor <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/05/2007 09:42:51
On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 10:03:45AM +0200, Karl Sj?dahl - dunceor wrote:
> This is not a blob in the sense that it could be potentially dangerous
> since the firmware only runs on the card and nothing of that is run on
> your computer. All network cards have firmware, some you can flash
> yourself and some is resident in ROM on the card (e.g you can not
> change it or even read it).

Your network card IS in your computer.
If your network card can access memory (and it _must_ be able to, or it 
would be mostly useless), then it _is_ potentially dangerous.  It could
probably fairly easily dump anything in RAM over the network to some
other machine.