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Global networking products manufacturer Juniper Networks in 2008 incorporated a flawed algorithm from the NSA in its NetScreen devices, even though the company was aware of the flaw that was suspected to provide a backdoor.

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ANALYSIS Claims that the Colonial Pipeline Company paid US$5 million as a ransom to the group behind the DarkSide Windows ransomware after it was attacked on 7 May need to be taken with a pinch of salt, seeing as the report was an "exclusive" from Bloomberg.

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The new version of the hardware hack story floated by Bloomberg illustrates one thing: the English language is a glorious tool for obfuscating things and making the meretricious appear like the magnificent.

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Claims that servers, built by US company Super Micro Computer — known as Supermicro — have been tampered with and found to be sending data to China for many years, have been aired again by the news agency Bloomberg, nearly two years after it made similar claims that were short on proof.

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Wednesday, 06 January 2021 02:31

Productivity takes a hit for home workers

Working from home has come at a cost to their productivity for some home workers, with a new survey finding that 48% of respondents reporting their work productivity decreasing.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 06:56

Report claims SUSE may be considering an IPO in 2021

Germany open source provider SUSE will go in for an initial public offering next year, the American news service Bloomberg reports, adding that its owner, Swedish private equity firm EQT, is already consulting advisers about the listing.

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The American news agency Bloomberg has promoted one of the two journalists who wrote a story last year claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company, Supermicro Computer. The story has been met with a storm of denial since it was published nearly a year ago, but has not been either corrected or retracted.

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Ten months ago, the American news agency Bloomberg published a sensational story claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company Supermicro Computer. Despite being met by a storm of denial, the likes of which is rarely seen, Bloomberg has neither retracted nor corrected the yarn till today.

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A well-known researcher from security outfit Chronicle Security has questioned why tech and mainstream media have given blanket coverage to research by the US/Israeli firm Cybereason, which detailed intrusions into a number of telecommunications firms by a Chinese group known as APT10, when the research did not provide any indicators of compromise or accounts from victims.

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A number of well-respected security professionals have slammed the news agency Bloomberg for an op-ed it ran on Tuesday, claiming that WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption was a gimmick, after reports emerged that the app could be exploited by mobile spyware by merely calling the phone of a would-be victim.

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The hardware company at the heart of a Bloomberg story, that claimed its supply chain had been compromised by agents in China in a bid to spy on some customers, is reportedly asking its suppliers to move manufacturing out of Beijing.

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As the Apple stock price continues its descent into Sir John Harrington’s famous invention, the iconic tech company is desperately scrambling to shore up the flagging sales of its latest batch of pricey iPhones, not least the so-called budget model.

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Supermicro Computer, the server manufacturer at the heart of allegations of supply chain manipulation through implanting of chips on mainboards made for it by a Chinese supplier, has written to its customers saying that the story, put out by Bloomberg, is dead wrong.

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook has taken the unusual step of asking Bloomberg to retract a story it published earlier this month, claiming that his firm was among companies that were exposed to spying through chips implanted on server mainboards made by US company Supermicro Computer.

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Apparently undeterred by strong criticism of a supply chain attack story it published last week, Bloomberg has put out another yarn, dealing with a similar theme, this time about a "major US telecommunications company" that allegedly encountered doctored hardware made by the US company Supermicro Computer.

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The Bloomberg story, claiming chips are being implanted by a Chinese contractor on server motherboards sold by US firm Supermicro Computer and being used to spy on some companies, will benefit reporters Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — who wrote it — if it holds up under scrutiny.

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Apple chief security officer George Stathakopoulos has informed the US Congress in a letter that the company has found no evidence claims made in a Bloomberg report last week about chips being implanted on server motherboards sold by US firm Supermicro Computer and being used to spy on some companies.

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It has taken just three days for the Bloomberg claims about China spying on US firms through the implant of chips on server mainboards sold by the US firm, Supermicro, to lose most of their sheen.

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A former Apple official has cast further doubt on a Bloomberg story about alleged Chinese spying through the implant of chips on server motherboards made by US company Supermicro Computer. Ex-general counsel Bruce Sewell said the FBI had told him it had no knowledge of any probe into such an incident, as claimed by Bloomberg.

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Apple and Amazon have issued detailed denials about an investigation by the news agency Bloomberg which claims that chips implanted in servers made in China for US server manufacturer Supermicro Computer — and which were also supplied to a company named Elemental which Amazon acquired — were used to spy on the companies, and also a number of government agencies.

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