News Chinese spy chips found on popular server motherboards

The affected servers are used by Amazon, Apple, and even high security government agencies

By Becky Cunningham, last updated Oct 6, 2018.
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    Now, that is worrying. :(
     
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    It is indeed. The fact that these chips have found their way into government servers is horrifying!
     
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    Yup, it's going to make everyone think twice about buying anything made in China or even with Chinese parts in it. The government MUST take this very seriously.
     
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    I'm waiting on the instructions to detect these chips in my devices. Because I have an Amazon Kindle, how do I know if my device has one of these chips in it? I have to wait until they figure out how to find them. Maybe I have to dismantle it, hopefully I can just run an app that'll detect it.

    If it does have the spy chip in it, I wonder if Amazon would issue a refund. That's not right that they sold us hacked devices. :(
     
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    @Abraham Andres Luna don't panic, it's only high-end server motherboards apparently :nod:

    Plus there's a lot of scepticism about the whole thing - Bloomberg are adamantly standing by their reporting, but it has been strongly denied by Apple and Amazon (which you'd expect whether it was true or not). There are rumours that the government sources used by Bloomberg are actually trying to push a false narrative in order to bring manufacturing back to the USA... Who knows :rolleyes:
     
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    Well that makes me feel better :nod:
     
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