SpiderElectron

Electronic Engineering Blog

October, 2014

FTDI relents to pressure, and pulls the malicious driver from windows.

As I, and many others, reported yesterday, FTDI’s latest windows driver deliberately disabled users hardware. They have now bowed to public pressure and the backlash from the engineering community and pulled the update, and promised to issue a new driver “next week”.

 

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FTDI USB driver intentionally and deliberately damages hardware?

FTDI make USBĀ interface chips which are the industry standard around the world. Do the latest FTDI software drivers for windows deliberately and knowingly damage hardware?

 

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You just can’t trust the BBC.

Two headlines, both from the BBC News website today, both published today, both conflicting. One reads “UK Universities slip down rankings” and the other reads “Universities hold world rankings”. In fact both are true, because the BBC sees “England” as being the “UK” and demotesĀ Scotland. The truth is that overall English universities have slipped down […]

 

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