Former Pentagon analyst: China has backdoors to 80% of telecoms

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  1. Dermot7

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    http://www.zdnet.com/former-pentagon-analyst-china-has-backdoors-to-80-of-telecoms-7000000908/
     
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    This article reeks of FUD, I did like this tidbit:

    China and "APTs" are the trending boogie-men right now.
     
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    I don't believe this.
     
  4. noone_particular

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    That puts them about 20% behind the NSA. Personally, I'm less concerned with a chinese back door than a domestic one.
     
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    I LOL'ed.
    Smells like BS to me. :D :rolleyes:
    Now that's misinformation at it's highest levels. *Tinfoil Hat*
     
  6. jackdiaz

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    This mirror's Richard Clarke's concerns of China's influence over the production of our popular technology (Fast company reported while only 3% of our tech is produced by China, its almost all of the stuff everyone uses day to day). I can see how it might be a possibility, but i doubt the western govs, let alone western businesses, wouldn't take measures.
     
  7. funkydude

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    True or not, but there have been articles in the past about Chinese software & hardware having backdoors. Most recently being the ZTE Android phones.

    I generally avoid Chinese software & hardware altogether, just my opinion.
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    IDK why anyone wouldn't believe this. Sounds entirely likely.
     
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    Backdoored hardware, running spyware operating systems over surveillance friendly networks. Nothing new here.
     
  10. guest

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    Because "likely" isn't enough.
     
  11. Hungry Man

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    My point is that it isn't unbelievable. If someone from the pentagon said so I wouldn't believe it as fact but I wouldn't have serious doubts about it either.
     
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