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Computers safety may have existed before the internet became popular. Today, any and every device connected to the internet is at risk. Does this mean that you can restore computer safety by simply disconnecting it from the internet? Well, this option may have been useful in the past but is no longer of any use today.
Nowadays, it is possible to reverse engineer a chip to understand its security features. Once done, hackers can come up with cracks that will bypass the inherent security of computer chips. Remember, the chip happens to be the heart of your computer. The software application that is installed in your operating system running on your hard disk merely happen to be the exterior façade. If the chip is compromised, you can be rest assured that every bit of data in your computer can be stolen without anybody knowing about it.
This is not as easy as it sounds but is not impossible either. A person who is prepared to invest time and effort in this task can easily crack the safest computer chip. In fact, experts have admitted on the internet that it is almost impossible to create an infallible computer chip. Military agencies often insist on domestic manufacture of chips because they don’t want foreign governments snooping in on their data accessed through the compromised chip.
The point here is that one should never take computer security for granted. All it takes is a single flaw or a single crack for the hacker to gain access to your system. It is advisable to adopt a curative approach even as you try to prevent such problems from occurring.