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Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?

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Re: It's simpler

"As in the subject. It's simpler to add a chip rather than have a secondary, backdoored, CPU line."

"Agreed. Also, adding extra circuitry in the larger processor"

It's unlikely they're talking about a different processor, merely a different firmware for the same processor, so it's just a matter of reflashing something, which is technically much easier.

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