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

Cynic_999 Silver badge

Re: Occam's Razor

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mill of the packaging and check the die with a verified sample.

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If the spooks are capable of making their own silicon as the allegation suggests, then the die itself can be made to look little different to the genuine product. In many cases a complex chip contains its own CPU and microcode - the only difference between the real and bogus chips being the microcode in it's on-chip ROM which will show no visible difference.

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