Reply to post: Re: Chinese agents slip spy chips into Super Micro servers

Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?

Ken Hagan Gold badge

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."

How much access would you need, though? The ability to send a particular network packet might be sufficient to let you exploit the ME in a machine next door to you and once you have better-than-root privileges on one machine it probably isn't hard to work your way around the whole LAN and out to the internet. So ... you start by sending dodgy emails to non-technical staff.

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