Originally Posted by Fedaykin
Unless, of course, the BIOS or other hardware/firmware has been swapped or otherwise compromised.
I'm with you, I doubt this was some widespread thing. I would bet it happens for "persons of interest" though.
Way too expensive to do in any kind of blanket, systematic way. Also, if every piece of hardware bound for the US retail market had to be funneled through a "black" facility first -
how would you propose to keep a thing like that under wraps?