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Ars Technica: Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards used by Apple, Amazon contained Chinese spy chips
It's impacting several companies, and they are all going out of their way to deny it. To wit:
Bloomberg News wrote:Bloomberg claims that the chips were initially and independently discovered by Apple and Amazon in 2015 and that the companies reported their findings to the FBI, prompting an investigation that remains ongoing. The report alleges that the tiny chips, disguised to look like other components or even sandwiched into the fiberglass of the motherboards themselves, were connected to the management processor, giving them far-reaching access to both networking and system memory. The report says that the chips would connect to certain remote systems to receive instructions and could then do things like modify the running operating system to remove password validation, thereby opening a machine up to remote attackers.
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Quite simply, Americans must learn Mandarin. Europeans don't have to do anything - they're ****** anyway.
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