How worried should we be about this?
(ref. hardware wallets and the computers we use to run our nodes)
@The1brand7 There is no way this is the only time we'll read about hardware based attacks. It's very interesting that the story is completely denied by the companies involved. They may not want spied on, but their business models don't work without Chinese production and markets.
I like the note about how they found more advanced intra-board chips.
The best zero days are those you make for yourself. You could frame this as the evolution of business warfare or a reaction to Stuxnet.
@The1brand7 The chip "phones home" so this out-of-band attack can be detected:
" Since the implanted chips were designed to ping anonymous computers on the internet for further instructions, operatives could hack those computers to identify others who’d been affected. "
Is it great? No. But it can be identified, which is a good step.
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