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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 10:37 AM - Thread Starter
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[BLOOMBERG] The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

Interesting. Supermicro's stock dropped 50% today because of this news:

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The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-04-2018, 11:02 AM
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Honestly not surprised.

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This is pretty bad. I hope the other AIBs start inspecting their motherboards and GPUs to look for similar attacks. We may be in for a nasty surprise, given how much stuff is done over there.

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So, who here still wants their tech built in China so they can save some money, and at what cost? The cyber security of your own nation.

Not saying that the USA is anymore innocent, but seeing how they're using these computer chips and boards built in China, but "assembled" in a TAA country, it's ridiculous nonsense that doesn't even pass the smell test. You can basically say that China has a backdoor to every major country because of this move by tech companies back in the late 90's and onward.

The current White House tariffs are sounding better and better with this news.

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I am very curious about huawei phones and if their hardware is compromised. I know the article specifically stated server mobos to steal corporate and government contractor secrets, but when you get into needing large datasets to advance AI algorithms as well as predicting and social manipulating foreign citizens by stealing their individual intellectual property by intercepting their data then it makes a lot of sense why the pentagon banned huawei and zte phones from being sold on military bases near the beginning of the year.
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Wasn't that ban reversed after the Chinese government committed a bunch of money to a trump project in Singapore?

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Quote: Originally Posted by miklkit View Post
Wasn't that ban reversed after the Chinese government committed a bunch of money to a trump project in Singapore?
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In June, the Senate overwhelmingly passed an amendment that would have reinstated a trade ban on ZTE, potentially shutting down the company. The House, however, did not, and the big question was how the two chambers would find a compromise — or if they would drop the matter entirely.

In the end, Congress decided on a measure that will essentially ban the US government or anyone that wants to work with the US government from using components from Huawei, ZTE, or a number of other Chinese communications companies. The ban goes into effect over the next two years.
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Be on the lookout for some cheap SuperMicro server boards in the near future. Makes me feel really queasy about all of the articles this year talking about our military and intel agencies moving things into an AWS "secure" cloud. I'm sure we'll hear that very loud shoe drop in a couple of years ... oops, bad idea guys.
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Quote: Originally Posted by bucdan View Post
The current White House tariffs are sounding better and better with this news.
That's probably the point of posting these news now after years of trying to sweep it under the rug.
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Wow, this is insane.

Now, how can a regular Joe like me find out if im being hacked big time?

I wish i could start a PCB manufacturing business in Mexico

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