Reply to post: Re: Err, yeah, I suppose so

Déjà bork: BSOD fairy pays key-cutting kiosk another visit

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Re: Err, yeah, I suppose so

Counterfeit serial to USB chips supply chains were saturated with counterfeit chips a couple of years ago, many legit products contain them, rightful owner responded by baking drm into silicon, driver updates can result in bricking and bsods... Just about all vending hardware communicates via rs232 or MDB (rs485 with bells and whistles) even the kit with a USB socket just has a USB to serial convertor in line and this where the fake chips live

So knockoffware is the third class of fail

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