[Cryptography] China Spies In SuperMicro Mobos - Exemplar #OpenFabs Required
thierry.moreau at connotech.com
Sat Oct 6 14:45:46 EDT 2018
On 05/10/18 06:04 AM, grarpamp wrote:
> And NSA + countries et al in Intel, AMD, Microsoft, Phones...
> Fake news or not, you still cannot trust any closed thing.
However, I do not see any ISA (instruction set architecture) for which
the proprietary sub-components are absent or minimized. The matter
becomes worse as the level of system integration increases.
> And the real news keeps coming year after year after year.
> And the closed secrets, so many not ever published to you...
> You fools!
> So when will you learn, create, sell, and deploy your
> own proactive defense like...
> #OpenFabs , #OpenHW , #OpenSW , #OpenDev , #OpenBiz
> These things are possible! And immensely profitable as a feature.
Cost-effectiveness in the short term, and long term procurement
reliability are serious issues.
My best attempt so far is ARM-based, in a SOC configuration targeted at
TV set boxes, for which hobbyist boards are almost cheap, and long-term
support should remain as the consumer market segment is stable. U-boot
and Linux kernel support by the community is good. The vendor claim for
open hardware is an overstatement.
The tradeoff is remaining proprietary aspects, including boot details,
GPU (which I don't use), and crypto accelerator (which I don't need
given the main CPU power).
> Do them.
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