Researchers find vulnerability that could allow spying in Chinese chips used by US army [TNW]
A team of researchers from Cambridge University say they have found evidence that a Chinese-manufactured chip used by US armed forces contains a secret access point that could leave it vulnerable to third party tampering. The researchers tested an unspecified US military chip — used in weapons, nuclear power plants to public transport – and found that a previously unknown ‘backdoor’ access point had been added, making systems and hardware open to attack, the team says.
Well, this is the price we are paying for outsourcing manufacturing to countries that do not obey to the same laws as the “western” world does. Good luck now…