[sdiy] [OT] The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

Ullrich Peter Peter.Ullrich at kapsch.net
Fri Oct 5 11:19:57 CEST 2018


Such spy tools are known that they are built into "standard" looking USB/Ethernet Stack-Connectors...
If I remember correctly these tools have been shown in the Snowden case...

Some infos and short datasheet about hese "tools" here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_ANT_catalog

Ciao
Peter

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Betreff: Re: [sdiy] [OT] The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

Very concerning!  The tiny rogue chip was discovered because it was visually observed on the modified motherboard, but if they'd incorporated their tiny "spy silicon" into the package of another legitimate device on the motherboard, like introducing rogue memory chips or something into the supply chain it would presumably have been much harder to spot!?

Or maybe they already have....  :-O

-Richie,


On 2018-10-04 22:20, MTG wrote:
> I don't normally like to post OT stuff, but this is pretty shocking.
> This paints the issue of fake chips in a whole new light. Our worries
> in the synth community are nothing compared to the big guys.
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