Secret chips installed in your repaired device could be the next new frontier for thieves after your private information. And what’s worse is you will probably pay them to do it!

Researchers have been able to prove that not only would it be fairly easy for a “bad actor” to install a stealth chip into your device but it could be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish the chips apart.

The TL;DR is below. #security #mobile #hacking #hardware

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/08/a-repair-shop-could-completely-hack-your-phone-and-you-wouldnt-know-it/