A Chinese national who purchased fake iPhones and used them to defraud Apple was sentenced to 26 months in prison plus restitution costs.
MIT researchers created tiny (0.002 square inches) chips that could help combat supply chain counterfeiting.
It’s millimeter-sized and runs on relatively low levels of power supplied by photovoltaic diodes. It also transmits data at far ranges, using a power-free “backscatter” technique that operates at a frequency hundreds of times higher than RFIDs. Algorithm optimization techniques also enable the chip to run a popular cryptography scheme that guarantees secure communications using extremely low energy.
Sounds interesting. I wonder if these could be used for more than counterfeits.
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It looks just like an iPhone X, from the lack of a Home button to the faked notch to the (crappy, blurry) lens array on the back.
Sure, that counterfeit iPhone charger on Amazon is less than half the price of a real one, but according to a recent UK study, it may also kill you. When it comes to electricity, you probably shouldn’t be too frugal.