Grumpy Old Man
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Since 2003 there's been a huge push to demilitarise mass communication technology because there's something they can't do, legally. Anti terror laws, the Italian version allows them to infiltrate terror cells legally, others don't have that. Further more military personal may be familiar with the fine print in there contract, no mater which country you're in, some where in the contract it says something like "I vow to protect the people." It's always in there. And it's that part that isn't very useful for representatives who don't like people knowing they approved something, or view there own people as a threat.I really wonder at times why military cyber stuff get discussed in public, for that matter a lot of military technology kit as well. Is it because we assume the opposition is working on the same stuff or we want to misdirect their efforts?
Navy Cyber War Breakthrough - AI Finds Malware in Encrypted Traffic - Warrior Maven
actually it seem more like its false now with amazon, apple deny it and counter every pointWe've had the first reports I have seen in the mainstream media of the Supermicro affair. See Company caught in Chinese spy chip drama made servers for Defence
It's a very understated report on what seems to me a very significant issue.
Really the underlying takeaway should be that the west needs to completely reorganize it global supply chains of technology. It certainly supports the exclusion of Huawei from Australia's telecommunication network.
I do find the denials emanating Amazon confusing. The report seemed very specific and evidence based. No doubt there's a deeper truth that will emerge in time.
Both Apple and Amazon are vehemently denying claims that their servers were compromised by Chinese spies following an explosive report from Bloomberg on Thursday. The report claims that spies were able to infiltrate some of the country’s biggest tech companies by inserting microchips the size of "a grain of rice" into Chinese-manufactured servers, part of the tech giants’ infrastructure. The report alleges that the companies discovered the chips on their own and notified US authorities, but both Apple and Amazon are refuting that any of the claims cited in the story are actually founded in reality.
The responses are heavily detailed, denying the Bloomberg report point-by-point. It’s something these companies rarely, if ever, do
as an hardware engineer i can tell you if china can do what Bloomberg described, then China is on a god level espionage. motherboard BIO are in MB of Bit file, to reverse which bit is what, take a system, and alot resource not a needle size chip. But its possible to create an interface, but you have no control over it, there is no way to know the content of Bit without some significant resource, its basically gibberish. Also many server has 128 to 256 bit encrypted bit file, which require a super computer very long time to crack it.A report claiming Apple and almost 30 other companies were targeted by Chinese spies embedding chips in hardware has faced more scrutiny over the last 24 hours, with government officials and security agencies sharing doubts over the story's accuracy. In the report published on Thursday, Bloomberg Businessweek alleged hardware used by a number of organizations, including Apple, Amazon, and the military, had been doctored at the point of manufacture in China. It is claimed the addition of a small chip onto each device destined for use as servers would have provided Chinese hackers unfettered access to corporate networks, allowing them to spy on and acquire sensitive internal data.
While many of the companies involved have spoken out against the report, individuals and government agencies are also commenting on the story, with the general consensus being that it is unlikely to be true.