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Supermicro: We told you the tampering claims were false

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Computer manufacturer Supermicro is still trying to lay to rest reports that the Chinese government tampered with its equipment to spy on Western cloud users. The San Jose-based company published a letter this week claiming that independent tests had cleared its equipment of any compromise.

Supermicro sells data centre computers to Western customers using components made by contractors in China. It has spent the last two months denying that Chinese subcontractors have been secretly embedding microscopic chips onto its motherboards that enable it to remotely control the computers’ operating systems and watch what they’re doing.

In the letter, posted on the company’s website, president and CEO Charles Liang along with two senior vice presidents said that the company had completed an independent audit to look for malicious hardware on its motherboards. It found nothing, it said:

Because the security and integrity of our products is our highest priority, we undertook a...(continued)
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