Saturday, May 01, 2010

Beware Chinese Easter Eggs

In other words, hidden traps or software in the networking equipment they sell.  India finally figured it out:

The Financial Times reported yesterday that the country’s Telecommunications Department informed the office of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that requests for importing Chinese manufactured hardware where being turned down on security grounds.

Essentially if you buy Chinese networking equipment, you just invited the Chinese gonvernment into your computer system.  India has figured it out, so it will be interesting to see if anyone else does.

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