#<p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-9250" alt="kirkhillyard2" src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/kirkhillyard2-360x202.jpg" width="360" height="202" />Hardware hackersbuilding interactive gadgets based on Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked fake FTDI chips.</p>
<p>The Scottish outfit FTDI makes USB-to-serial chips. They are very popular and every microcontroller and embedded device out there that can communicate over a serial port uses one. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/microsoft-bricks-scottish-ftdi-clones/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a></p><div class="feedflare">
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