Reply to post: Re: "17 well placed sources - inside Amazon, Apple and the US government"

Supermicro wraps crypto-blanket around server firmware to hide it from malware injectors

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Re: "17 well placed sources - inside Amazon, Apple and the US government"

O'Really? Would that by any chance be these people:

"Two Amazon employees

Three Apple employees

Six intelligence agencies officials

Six other people that Bloomberg says confirmed various different aspects of the story"

" The entire story may hinge on that report that Bloomberg claims exists and Amazon denies."

Both quotes are from a very reputable source (even more reputable than Apple's tax imagineers):

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/04/supermicro_bloomberg/?page=3

Sorry, I'm not buying the original Bloomberg 'story' yet, it sounds rather like someone may have misunderstood a poor explanation of how SPI flash (or similar) works (or doesn't), especially when it comes in very small chips the size of a pencil tip, which are bigger inside than they are outside, and which can sometimes be manipulated in inconvenient ways without much visibility at the time.

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