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Title    Supermicro Says That an Audit Found No Evidence to Support Claims of Chinese Backdoors in Products
Date    Wednesday December 12 2018, @11:00AM
Author    mrpg
Topic   
from the I-believe-you dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/12/12/0319230

takyon writes:

Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found

In a letter to customers issued December 11, Supermicro President and CEO Charles Liang and other top executives announced that an audit conducted by an outside investigating team had found no evidence of any malicious hardware incorporated into motherboards currently or previously manufactured by the company. The letter is the latest rebuttal to Bloomberg reports in October that claimed tiny chips that provided a backdoor for China's intelligence agencies had been integrated into boards provided to major Internet and cloud providers—a report also refuted by the companies the report claimed were targeted.

"After a thorough examination and a range of functional tests, the investigative firm found absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware on our motherboards," the letter signed by Liang, Supermicro Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer David Weigland, and Senior VP and Chief Product Officer Raju Penumatcha stated.

Searching for site:soylentnews.org supermicro on Google brought up a Supermicro ad linking the CEO letter, with the link entitled "Supermicro Independent Testing | No Malicious Hardware‎". Do you believe them?

Previously: Chinese Spy Chips Allegedly Inserted Into Amazon, Apple, etc. Datacenters by Super Micro
Bloomberg Stands by Chinese Chip Story as Apple, Amazon Ratchet up Denials
Bloomberg Claims That a Major U.S. Telecom Operated a Server Backdoored by a Hidden Chip

Related: Apple Deleted Server Supplier After Finding Infected Firmware in Servers
Firmware Vulnerabilities in Supermicro Systems
Supermicro Announces Suspension of Trading of Common Stock on Nasdaq and its Intention to Appeal


Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found" - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/12/supermicro-refutes-report-of-malicious-implants-with-audit/
  3. "a letter to customers issued December 11" - https://www.supermicro.com/en/news/CEO-3rdPartySecurity-Update
  4. "Bloomberg reports" - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies
  5. "that claimed tiny chips that provided a backdoor" - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/10/supermicro-boards-were-so-bug-ridden-why-would-hackers-ever-need-implants/
  6. "site:soylentnews.org supermicro" - https://www.google.com/search?q=site:soylentnews.org+supermicro
  7. "Chinese Spy Chips Allegedly Inserted Into Amazon, Apple, etc. Datacenters by Super Micro" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/04/1449257
  8. "Bloomberg Stands by Chinese Chip Story as Apple, Amazon Ratchet up Denials" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/06/2258207
  9. "Bloomberg Claims That a Major U.S. Telecom Operated a Server Backdoored by a Hidden Chip" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/10/0044228
  10. "Apple Deleted Server Supplier After Finding Infected Firmware in Servers" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/02/26/1738231
  11. "Firmware Vulnerabilities in Supermicro Systems" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/06/08/030258
  12. "Supermicro Announces Suspension of Trading of Common Stock on Nasdaq and its Intention to Appeal" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/09/03/0452200
  13. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=30575

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