Skip to comments.Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple, AWS say no way
Posted on 10/04/2018 7:22:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The chips, which Bloomberg said have been the subject of a top secret U.S. government investigation starting in 2015, were used for gathering intellectual property and trade secrets from American companies and may have been introduced by a Chinese server company called Super Micro that assembled machines used in the centers.
Apple, AWS and Super Micro dispute the report. Apple said it did not find the chips as asserted by BusinessWeek which cited anonymous government and corporate sources. Super Micro reportedly denied that it introduced the chips during the manufacturing.
China has long been suspected but rarely directly implicated in en masse spy campaigns based on hardware made there. The majority of electronic components used in U.S. technology are manufactured in China. Companies including component manufacturers Huawei and ZTE, as well as surveillance camera maker Hikvision, have all fallen under intense suspicion and scrutiny from the U.S. government in the past year.
Intellectual property theft is one of the core arguments for tough trade restrictions on China by the Trump administration.
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The first casualty in any war is the truth.
Used to get mimi-floppy disks with malware and viruses pre-installed for my convenience. Nothing new.
Made in China is special ,LOL
Anyone who thinks China is innocent in any form of theft and espionage, is insanely stupid or works for China.
Is this why they pay so much for Apple products ?
Apple has no idea what is in their products. Like most everyone else, Samsung and other manufacturers build the technology components of their phones.
‘The chips, which Bloomberg said have been the subject of a top secret U.S. government investigation starting in 2015, were used for gathering intellectual property and trade secrets from American companies and may have been introduced by a Chinese server company called Super Micro that assembled machines used in the centers.’ [snip]
‘speaking of trade war...’
CNBC is retarded, Super Micro is a US company based in San Jose. Though they certainly do manufacturing in China.
I just read the emergency test yesterday was actually a test of these spy-chip infected systems.
Some people are saying the small number of those who didn’t get the message were infected. I am of the belief that they are actually the ones NOT infected.
Thank you for the info.
I always wondered about this. At some point some nation will try it sooner or later.
Probably more concerning, the hardware is/was widely used in the military, including for processing drone footage...
THat’s one of the dumber conspiracy theories I’ve heard recently. What would the point even be?
‘Anyone who thinks China is innocent in any form of theft and espionage, is insanely stupid or works for China.’
Notorious tech pirates. And boy did Bill Clinton help them with our top nuclear missile secrets.
Chips? Probably not. Features in coding including the CPU operating system, good chance.
‘Apple has no idea what is in their products.’
No one person can. Tech is too advanced.
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