Re: Chinese agents slip spy chips into Super Micro servers
The ME backdoor requires you already have access to the local LAN to exploit it. This spy chip attack is can be leveraged from halfway around the world, it would only fail if the network the server is on is completely isolated from the internet.
Plus the ME backdoor goes away once it is found and patched. The spy chip attack lives for the life of the hardware, with no way to disable it short of putting the motherboard in an industrial shredder.