Probably many people are familiar with the term "brute force attack".
I'm an unfortunate guys who got an Un-Haxable machine (non blinking cursor).
I would like to get in the BIOS like many other unfortunate.
So, I request your help to do a brute force attack on the Haxable and un-Haxable machine.
Here's my tought.
In order to fix a broken machine, technical support need a way to get
in the bios, and this could only be done via the keyboard. If, they do that
remotly, then it can't be done with a USB keyboard.
I don't believe we need a 3 keys command to activate the bios menu.
So, I would like to apply a brute force to find out what's the
final word about the BIOS keys, and if there any other secret keys.
I create a webpage, where I will compile every day, for the next 2 weeks,
all the tests done on boot key.
We already know that CRTL-U bring the ISP configuration panel for upgrade
and COMPAQ key bring the bios for Haxable machine (blinking cursor).
The keys need to be tried at least 2 times, because it's seems to
have a timing issue.
I will declare a keystroke as bad, if there is 2 differents people who tried the
keystroke, this is mainly because we don't know how many BIOS versions
we have around.
I would like to keep this thread for discussion, and I will open another one
only to post result. It's gonna be easier in my life if we stick with this pattern, instead
of posting in many threads. The webpage pointer will be in the result thread page.
Together, we could probably test
CRTL - x (37 possibilities)
SHIFT- x (37 possibilities)
ALT- x (37 possibilities)
special keys (18 possibilities)
Haxable/un-haxable (2 possibilities)
so, we have to test 2*(37+37+37+18)=258 possibilities
I will compile the information for haxable and un-haxable,
because we may find some other hidden keys. Please refer to the web page to see
what was done before, I will update the page daily, and refresh
the date on the top.
Gentleman, start your IA1 :)