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More to worry about. Spy chips on hardware
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purple379

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 11:17    Post subject:  More to worry about. Spy chips on hardware  

https://www.wired.com/story/plant-spy-chips-hardware-supermicro-cheap-proof-of-concept/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 14:37    Post subject:  

Hi, purple379.

I don't have a loose 200 $ and I don't know how to flash a chip.
And most importantly, I don't have a reason to spy on anyone.
So there, you're safe with me!!! Very Happy

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purple379

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct 2019, 20:10    Post subject: well musher0, aim sure  

That the NSA can make the rice sized bump to look like a flat connection on the MoBo. They are likely coming for .... Well, for someone.

Just when we thought we had the software to protect ourselves.
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Moose On The Loose


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 09:23    Post subject: Re: well musher0, aim sure  

purple379 wrote:
That the NSA can make the rice sized bump to look like a flat connection on the MoBo. They are likely coming for .... Well, for someone.

Just when we thought we had the software to protect ourselves.


I worry less about the NSA than +++ NO SIGNAL
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hatemonday

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2019, 10:36    Post subject:
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Any possibility that computers running Linux affected by tiny chip ?
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov 2019, 13:51    Post subject:  

This hack has nothing to do with ANY OPERATING SYSTEM.
It is a hardware hack/attack to the motherboard and becomes effective as soon as it gets power( possibly even from the cmos battery though that would likely show pretty soon.

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov 2019, 22:06    Post subject:  

The scary part is removeable hardware... like USB sticks, (micro) SDHC chips, CompactFlash, etc.

Just a thought for those that think outside the box
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