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+ - Russian Hacker Identifies Possible Backdoor in BIOS Chips Manufactured in China->

Axure writes: A Russian hacker claims to have indentified a well hidden backdoor in BIOS chips on motherboards manufactured in China.

The original article is in Russian, the Google-translated version is a tough read, but you'll be able to make out enough to make your hair stand up on the back of your neck.

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Comment: wrong title! (Score 2) 112 112

There are four contractors named in the story: Amesys (of Bull SA, France), Narus (of Boeing, USA), VASTech SA (South Africa) and ZTE (China). How on Earth did you come up with the title "European firms ..." ?? I hate to say, but you confirm some ugly stereotypes about Americans' awareness of the world beyond their borders. (BTW, the WSJ story is a rare free one - no pay wall.)

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