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IDG Contributor Network: How computer chips can be hacked

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    Mass implementation of Trojan viruses, introduced in the chip manufacturing process, will be responsible for allowing attackers and others to obtain leaky data and to control processes from IoT devices and beyond, a German security expert says.

    Christof Parr, who is head of embedded security at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, has obtained special grant funding to explore the controversial subject, the university says in a release.

    Hardware Trojans, or backdoors, could be “integrated into the devices by the manufacturers from the outset, or included during chip manufacturing,” the university says.

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