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

Chromatest J. Pantsmaker chromatest at azburners.org
Fri Oct 5 19:39:44 CEST 2018


The article said that other chips were thin enough to fit between layers of
silicon... You'd only find it in a visual inspection by stripping all the
visual chips and then holding it to a high-powered light or laser or
something... Or by sending it out for an x-ray.

On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 2:09 AM <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,
>
>
> 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.
> >
> >
> 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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