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Submission + - China Has Backdoor On US Military Chip ( 11

jjp9999 writes: Based on claims that silicon chips could be infected, security researcher Sergei Skorobogatov claims he and his team developed chip scanning software to put this to the test. They got their hands on a US military chip "that is highly secure with sophisticated encryption standards," that also happens to be manufactured in China. What they found was the chip has a backdoor on it that can disable the chip or reopen it at will. "This particular chip is prevalent in many systems from weapons, nuclear power plants to public transport. In other words, this backdoor access could be turned into an advanced Stuxnet weapon to attack potentially millions of systems. The scale and range of possible attacks has huge implications for National Security and public infrastructure," Skorobogatov writes on his blog.
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China Has Backdoor On US Military Chip

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  • A "US military chip that is highly secure with sophisticated encryption standards" can never be made in China

    That chip could be made in Taiwan or Korea or Japan, but definitely NOT China !

    This submission is troll to begin with

    • The submission isn't a troll, but the paper could be. There's a lot of buzzwords within the paper and critically little data. Not saying it's not true, but I'd love to see someone else verify what they found. And if so, hoooo, boy.

      • Someone on boingboing found this link, which may have figured out the part. []

        • Many thanks for the headsup !

          Indeed, the claim by those so-called 'security experts" are crappy at best

          How can anyone take claim such as "99% of the chips are made in China" seriously??

"I will make no bargains with terrorist hardware." -- Peter da Silva