[Beowulf] Hacked MBs It was only a matter of time
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Fri Oct 5 10:35:07 PDT 2018
So you can detect the implants using AI ...
All you need is a trustworthy computer for the AI computations!
On 05/10/18 13:23, Douglas Eadline wrote:
> From a technology standpoint, this is very interesting. For me
> the bigger picture is trusting complex things. This is not new,
> in 1984 Ken Thompson brought up software "bugging"
> Funny, many of my non-geek friends
> are surprised at my skepticism and mistrust of
> many things digital.
>> That is a tiny capacitor that sits on your motherboard with a very thin
>> glue. You practically need a microscope to move one, and there are
>> hundreds of them on each board. So which one is it? Maybe you can just
>> scrape it off.
>> Buy there is another problem: OEM. That means an outside builder,
>> Supermicro perhaps built your motherboard.
>> And, why tell this story 3 years later?
>> Buy in the subject of removing it, a capacitor reads a tiny stream of
>> electricity and opens its hate at a determined voltage, correct? That sets
>> off another capacitor and so on until what exactly happens?
>> On October 4, 2018, at 7:08 PM, John Hearns via Beowulf
>> <beowulf at beowulf.org> wrote:
>> Thankyou to James Cuff for linking to The Register's article :
>> On Thu, 4 Oct 2018 at 20:52, Andrew Latham <lathama at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> And news directly from Supermicro
>>> On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 8:48 AM Douglas Eadline <deadline at eadline.org>
>>>> (limited free articles)
>>>> First question: So who has Supermicro motherboards?
>>>> Second question: Where else are these devices?
>>>> Third question: Who else is making/inserting these kind of devices?
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