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Author Topic: not that it matters but are block erupters using genuine or conterfeit FT232s?  (Read 1180 times)
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October 24, 2014, 04:08:17 PM
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http://www.zdnet.com/ftdi-admits-to-bricking-innocent-users-chips-in-silent-update-7000035019/


According to this article above, that chip, which is used in Block Erupters and other usb based miners I believe, will be bricked by a silent windows update that checks to see if the chip is indeed genuine and will brick devices (block erupters potentially).  Just wondering if anyone can shed light on this and confirm if block erupters are in danger of being bricked or not (like they matter with the network hashrate and blah blah blah...i dont care about you guys... I'm just curious if they are affected or not)

Thanks for any insight.


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what is this "brake pedal" you speak of?


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November 02, 2014, 12:33:53 PM
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my block erupter is still running on my htpc which is fully up to date and presumably has that new driver. vista 32 bit.

i have it pointed at cks solo pool just for the hell of it.
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