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Industry Reactions to Chinese Spy Chips: Feedback Friday
security week ^ | 10/5/2018 | Eduard Kovacs

Posted on 10/05/2018 10:48:15 AM PDT by bitt

Bloomberg reported this week that the Chinese government planted tiny chips in Super Micro servers to spy on Amazon, Apple and tens of other important organizations in the United States.

The spy chips allegedly made it into devices made by California-based Super Micro after Chinese agents masquerading as government or Super Micro employees pressured or bribed managers at the Chinese factories where the motherboards are built.

Once the chips were planted, they would reportedly allow attackers to remotely access the compromised devices. According to Bloomberg, the operation was conducted by the Chinese military and it targeted over 30 organizations, including government agencies and tech giants. Amazon, Apple and Super Micro have all denied the allegations.

(Excerpt) Read more at securityweek.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: amazon; apple; china; chinaspying; chips

1 posted on 10/05/2018 10:48:15 AM PDT by bitt
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To: ShadowAce; Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

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2 posted on 10/05/2018 10:48:36 AM PDT by bitt (We need electric benches, not electric chairs.)
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bump...


3 posted on 10/05/2018 10:52:46 AM PDT by topher (America, please Do The Right Thing!)
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To: bitt

Built a dual Pentium III computer once based on a Super Micro motherboard. Really quality stuff, I hope this doesn’t hurt the company...


4 posted on 10/05/2018 11:01:16 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: bitt

Can someone check the chip?


5 posted on 10/05/2018 11:25:54 AM PDT by keving (We the government)
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To: bitt
Amazon, Apple and Super Micro have all denied the allegations.
Forensics. Break them open, look at them and see what is found.
Remove all doubt.
6 posted on 10/05/2018 12:07:45 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bitt

Has the chip(s) been reverse engineered yet?


7 posted on 10/05/2018 2:33:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bitt

Wonder if them soros voting machines came equipped with the Chinese chips.


8 posted on 10/05/2018 2:41:18 PM PDT by Hamiltonian
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To: Hamiltonian

some precincts HAVE to revert to paper ballots.!


9 posted on 10/05/2018 7:09:59 PM PDT by bitt (We need electric benches, not electric chairs.)
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