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# 145382 16-May-2014 15:13
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" For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a "threat" because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them. Yet what the NSA's documents show is that Americans have been engaged in precisely the activity that the US accused the Chinese of doing."


I have thought for a while that it would be easy for China to add backdoor access into equipment considering a massive amount of equipment is made by Foxconn and other companies. At the end of the day someone is watching what your doing whether its someone in America or China.

When you think about is, Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, Palo Alto, Barracuda, Sonicwall, HP and Allied Telesis equipment is mostly manufactured in America or China.


South Korea are probably doing the same thing with Samsung, recent example is server outage at Samsung HQ caused worldwide outage with smart TV's, most likely example is all traffic is probably routed through their servers as a way of collecting information.

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  # 1046444 16-May-2014 18:14
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If it is this prevalent (and I'm sure it is) I would expect someone to discover the means and ways and then publish. Why has this not occurred?

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  # 1047433 18-May-2014 13:43
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If you make a router for the us market, it must have a back door function

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Assistance_for_Law_Enforcement_Act
requiring that telecommunications carriers and manufacturers of telecommunications equipment modify and design their equipment, facilities, and services to ensure that they have built-in surveillance capabilities, allowing federal agencies to monitor all telephone, broadband internet, and VoIP traffic in real-time.


http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/CALEA

 
 
 
 


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  # 1047441 18-May-2014 14:24
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I was never particularly concerned about china doing things like this but the U.S is an entirely different story.

China are the nosy neighbour who is always watching you through the window but never seems to do anything, The U.S however is the angry old man down the street who wants to tell everyone how they should behave and control everyone in sight.

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  # 1052234 24-May-2014 13:51
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South Korea are probably doing the same thing with Samsung, recent example is server outage at Samsung HQ caused worldwide outage with smart TV's, most likely example is all traffic is probably routed through their servers as a way of collecting information.

LG is providing some strong reasons against buying their products
http://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/14/05/21/1456206/declining-lgs-new-ad-friendly-privacy-policy-removes-features-from-smart-tvs

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