@snailerotica DMA stands for Direct Memory Access :) eli5 is that a port (like USB) lets whatever's on the other end of the wire read your computer's brain. This is done in a restricted way (to prevent security problems) in theory, but in practice, almost everything that has DMA has serious security issues. My toot was to express my anguish @ USB, the most common consumer port in use today, is getting something so utterly broken.
@ada oh god, what executive thought this would be a good idea
@snailerotica Intel execs mostly (it's always Intel)
(Except when it's Nvidia)
@snailerotica also sorry if I overexplained, I tend to do that when I'm high
@ada not at all, it was very concise and informative
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