Cybersecurity Leaders Are Talking A Lot About Counterfeit Devices | Cell Phone Spy and Mobile Tracking Software
Malice Vs Greed Most discussion about security in the supply chain has been focused on detecting tampering, or preventing backdoors or sneaky things being inserted into components and software. There's another aspect emerging and will dwarf the tampering: devices that are counterfeited for profit indirectly causing security problems. Counterfeit devices are ones that either by design not what you think you are buying, or are mislabeled intentionally to make an older or different model appear to be a more desirable one. Like money, if it is printed by the forger or has a zero added to the number on a legitimate note neither is what you expected or paid for. The motivation is greed but there is a significant impact on security. Counterfeit Devices Already A Big Issue in Healthcare and Hurt Security Last year we studied the security of medical devices market. There's a healthy and legitimate market for used medical devices. Not surprisingly newer devices command a higher price than older