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Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

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"FTDI could have saved themselves a world of trouble by simply not recognizing fake hardware."

The previous 'bricking' version of the driver treated all hardware exactly the same. Actions which 'bricked' some fake chips had no effect on genuine chips.

Specifically detecting non-genuine chips and treating them differently which all the whiners said they should do likely puts them on legally shakier ground.

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