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UConn Conference Addresses the Impact of Counterfeit Electronics

Researchers and industry professionals met at the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus today to discuss how counterfeit electronics pose silent threats to transportation, communication and national security systems in the U.S. and abroad.

Programs used to prevent hackers from stealing information or spreading viruses have been around just about as long as computers themselves. But UConn professor of engineering innovation Mohammad Tehranipoor, who helped plan the conference, says only over the past ten or so years have researchers realized equipment too can be a target.

“The brain of the electronics systems are what we call chips. And they can be found everywhere. In daily life we deal with computers, laptops and cell phones. And all of these chips can be compromised.”…

More at: New England Public Radio

 

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