Investigation: FTDIgate & Fake/Counterfeit USB to Serial Chips



Fortunately, I don’t have the 2.12.0.0 driver that bricks fake FTDI chips – I have version 2.10.0.0 which appears to be safe.

Web sites referred to in this video:

http://zeptobars.ru/en/read/FTDI-FT232RL-real-vs-fake-supereal

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1629

http://www.zdnet.com/ftdi-admits-to-bricking-innocent-users-chips-in-silent-update-7000035019/

http://hackaday.com/2014/10/24/ftdi-screws-up-backs-down/

http://www.ftdichipblog.com/?p=1053

Check which driver you have by getting properties on these files and checking the version numbers:

C:WINDOWSsystem32driversftser2k.sys
C:WINDOWSsystem32driversserenum.sys
C:WINDOWSsystem32ftcserco.dll
C:WINDOWSsystem32ftserui2.dll

2.10.0.0 is safe, 2.11.0 and 2.12.0, released on August 26, 2014 are a problem according to Hackaday.


Post time: Jul-27-2017

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