Hidden data trick could be malware writer's boon...

Security researchers have revealed a new technique that could be used to secretly write data onto a hard drive, with no chance that it could be detected by computer forensic or antivirus tools. It could be the malware writers’ next big trick.

The system devised by Ariel Berkman, a data specialist at Israeli recovery firm Recover, relies on writing data to a hard disk’s service area – the portion of the disk typically reserved for the manufacturer’s firmware.

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Straight away I’m thinking Truecrypt hidden volume 8)