Bunnie Huang's tour-de-force explanation of how hardware implants and supply chain hacks work

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/27/huang-hacks-hardware.html


Whenever I’m exposed to hardware engineering, I have this sense that the entirety of my technical understanding of computers is just an illusion spread over a much more real but totally alien discipline.


“Black hat” and “white hat” are certainly well-established terms, and Red Hat is an entirely different thing, but this is the first time I’ve read “blue hat”.

I expect by now this has already gotten completely out of hand in the never-ending search for distinctive marketing.

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