New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom

Posted by  $  Your_Name_Goes_Here 2 months, 1 week ago to Technology
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Having backdoors in telephony equipment is not a new concept, but this is the first time that we can point to the Chinese joining the fray. Please remember that these are servers that are used virtually everywhere... from datacenters to military vessels. Being able to "sniff" data or to take down a server altogether could be devastating in the age of technology being used on the battlefield.
SOURCE URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-09/new-evidence-of-hacked-supermicro-hardware-found-in-u-s-telecom


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    Posted by EgoPriest 2 months, 1 week ago
    Used...for what? Blank-out.

    The revolutionary fight (including for one's privacy as a corollary of property rights) will be open for every eye to see.

    That was the point of Galt's Declaration, to expose the ubiquitous pillaging: from the theft of a child's conceptual faculty in Kindergarten to the launch-codes around the globe.

    If Ayn Rand taught me anything, it's that one philosophic idea packs more power (for good or ill) than a million data leaks or cyber-attacks.

    At the same time, it is important, peripherally, to hold on to as much value as one is able without adding another hostage to the mystic's nihilistic crusade.
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    • Posted by  $  2 months, 1 week ago
      Not sure if your question is rhetorical or serious... in the event of the latter, servers are used for processing digital packets, since all telephony is digital these days. It has been reported or rumored that the US three-letter agencies had installed back-doors into such equipment in order to provide data collection from friendly or unfriendly nations using said equipment. One might envision other uses, such as disabling the equipment in times of crisis.

      Of course all of this has been denied, but it is pretty safe to assume that it has happened in the past, is happening today, and will happen in the future...
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