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

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 11:20:10 CEST 2018


I have some tiny single gate drivers on my modules, will label them Chinese Spy 
Chip in the future on the silk screen...


On 05/10/18 11:08, rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk wrote:
> 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,
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> 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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>> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies 
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