[chirp_users] counterfeit FTDI

Rick Farina sidhayn at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 18:41:38 PDT 2014


Looks like prolific isn't the only company with counterfeiting issues,
but according to this article, ftdi isn't just making their driver
incompatible, they are literally bricking the fake chips:

http://hackaday.com/2014/10/22/watch-that-windows-update-ftdi-drivers-are-killing-fake-chips/

A fix for the damaged hardware is available for now, but who knows how
long they will keep it.  If you use windows, be warned, your usb->serial
converters may be damaged after your next windows update.

-Zero_Chaos



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