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openbox9
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reply to LightS

Re: FUD

Maybe a little less concern, but I imagine the reviews will still happen...especially for critical infrastructure hardware/software.


KodiacZiller
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said by openbox9:

Maybe a little less concern, but I imagine the reviews will still happen...especially for critical infrastructure hardware/software.

I am skeptical how much such analysis can achieve, especially when done by hobbyists. They simply don't have the equipment. Transistors are extremely small now (~ 25 nm). You can hide a lot of malicious stuff at such a microscopic level. NSA might be capable of properly dissecting it, but not many other people have the expertise or the equipment necessary.

Also most of the firmware/microcode on these chips is not open source. That's another problem. It makes it that much harder to reverse engineer.
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openbox9
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said by KodiacZiller:

especially when done by hobbyists.

Luckily for us the analysis isn't being done by hobbyists.
said by KodiacZiller:

Also most of the firmware/microcode on these chips is not open source. That's another problem. It makes it that much harder to reverse engineer.

It just takes longer.