If Bloomberg is right, server security is a myth

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) – The revelations published by Bloomberg Businessweek shatter the myths about the inviolability of computer data security systems.

According to his investigation, tiny spy chips have been incorporated into China in motherboards on servers purchased by nearly 30 US companies, including Apple and Amazon.

Bloomberg Businessweek has released a bewildering version of hacking computer servers from some thirty major US companies, including Apple and Amazon.

Bloomberg’s authors believe that spy chips , barely larger than a grain of rice, opening a backdoor on computer servers would have been incorporated into motherboards purchased by these companies to China . With these chips, the Chinese military would have had access to secret information and would have followed without any problem all actions, including financial transactions, representatives of the business community.

Apple and Amazon have very strongly denied, but the magazine defends his article which is based in particular on the information provided by six national security officials of the Obama administration and Trump, as well as by three senior executives at Apple.

“On this point, we can be very clear: Apple has never found any malicious chips, hardware manipulations or vulnerabilities intentionally created on a server,” wrote Apple adding that each Bloomberg query regarding the alleged incident related to his security was followed by a thorough investigation, none of which had established any evidence to support the media’s fears.

Amazon said a security investigation did not reveal any problems.

According to Bloomberg, it was in 2015 that Amazon and Apple discovered, each on their own, that servers sold by Super Micro Computer Inc., Supermicro, had an extra chip that was not planned, and that it could make it possible to create a backdoor.

Supermicro is one of the largest server vendors in the world, with more than 900 customers in more than 100 countries. This San Jose company assembles some of its servers in California, but the necessary components come from subcontractors and most of it comes from China. In particular, the motherboards are outsourced in this country, and it is here that the famous chip would have been implanted.

The US authorities did not want to respond to Bloomberg, unlike the Chinese Foreign Ministry who said that his country was a victim of computer attacks and a defender of cybersecurity.