Does anyone know of a way to mitigate or totally eliminate the risks of firewire and PCMCIA direct memory access on a running Windows XP system that has the keyboard/mouse/screen locked out?
Everything I've ever read has said just live with the risk because there's nothing you can do about it. Some have suggested just plugging the ports with epoxy. That's not a good solution and can probably be bypassed.
The problem seems to be that no matter how diligent you are, there's no software solution to this. These ports have direct access to RAM, so they can do virtually anything to your system. I'm sure there's a solution out there, but I have yet to run accross it.