The phoney chips that could cripple military tech

2019-03-07 03:03:00

By Paul Marks WHILE the Pentagon and allies of the US worry that rogue states might insert sophisticated “kill switches” inside critical microchips, the military’s computer hardware continues to be vulnerable to a far more mundane form of attack: dubious chips. A UK-based electronics firm has revealed that a classified avionics system it made for a military aircraft failed when installed in a test plane. It turned out, says a company source,