Can you trust Chinese computer equipment?
Feb 05, 2010, 17:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
"As you surely know, Google has accused China of hacking into
its systems and is considering pulling out of China altogether. The
U.S. government is taking this seriously, and Google has partnered
with the NSA (National Security Agency) to get to the bottom of
this. What you may not know is that the United Kingdom's MI5 --
Americans can think of this as a combination of the FBI and CIA --
has reported that the Chinese government has been giving UK
executives electronics with built-in security holes.
"According to the Sunday Times, "A leaked MI5 document says that
undercover intelligence officers from the People's Liberation Army
and the Ministry of Public Security have also approached UK
businessmen at trade fairs and exhibitions with the offer of
'gifts' and 'lavish hospitality.' The gifts -- cameras and memory
sticks -- have been found to contain electronic Trojan bugs which
provide the Chinese with remote access to users' computers."
"That's bad. But why, if these stories are true, should the
Chinese government stop there?"
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