I’ve recently been puzzled about how manufacturers of pirated hardware can circumvent proprietary software and appear legit to an authentication server. Think fake AirPods appearing as legit on the iPhone. Or Sony headphones being able to register as legit on their app. Or fake smartwatches connecting to legit servers. And so on.
How come a manufacturer of cheap products with very little quality control or budget can manage to basically defeat a big corporation in making their products appear as legit?