Reply to post: Re: Never a plausible story in the first place

Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales

JCitizen
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Re: Never a plausible story in the first place

I'm not a fan of Bloomberg, so don't get me wrong there; but I have a friend who actually saw some early examples of these chips while visiting a lab in Indonesia! My friend said they were so arrogant back then, that they even printed a logo on the back of the chips placed on the circuit boards. They were a little crude at the time, more like a piggy back chip. So I totally believe the report, and in fact, they would have to prove this report was wrong in my not so humble opinion.

I can see why the OEMs are squawking, because the recovery of hardware like that would destroy the company; I doubt they will ever admit it - and it would take a government investigation to bring out the truth, which I doubt will happen, because our spooks would like to take advantage of these back doors as well.

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