Skip to comments.Former Pentagon Analyst Says China Can Shut Down All The Telecom Gear It Sold To The US
Posted on 06/08/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT by Mount Athos
Chinese companies apparently have a covert capability to remotely access communications technology sold to the United States and other Western countries and could "disable a country's telecommunications infrastructure before a military engagement," according to former and current intelligence sources.
The Chinese also have the ability to exploit networks "to enable China to continue to steal technology and trade secrets," according to the open source intelligence company Lignet, which is comprised of former U.S. intelligence analysts.
The issue centers on the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., which U.S. intelligence sources say has direct links to the Chinese government and the People's Liberation Army, or PLA.
The problem of fake Chinese electronic components, which were installed by defense contractors without prior testing and are operating in U.S. military systems, is far more widespread than originally thought.
These counterfeit components have been found in sensitive U.S. missile systems meant to thwart the potential of a Chinese missile attack, in night vision devices and in various military aircraft.
"We do not want a $12 million defense interceptor's reliability compromised by a $2 counterfeit part," Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said.
Huawei, suspected of exploiting electronic telecommunications backdoors, continues to sell communications technology in the U.S. and other countries despite a supposed ban on the company that was supposed to keep it from bidding on cellular networks and government contracts, a current intelligence source said.
The electronic backdoor capability reportedly could allow the Chinese government through Huawei and ZTE to access information traveling through telecommunications networks or even sabotage electronic devices, Lignet said.
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DUH! Like we didn’t know that you morons.
What about all those iPhones and such?.............
Yup...iPhone. at the precise moment, a previously unknown ap will run featuring a gif of Mao dancing accompanied by the Communist Party Song, “The East Is Red”
Without even reading the entire article, likely are hard coded burned in chips that are hard to disable. Time to inventory all, one-by-one for replacement, and junk the Chinese sabotaging and espoinage equipment.
Military systems that are supposed to be secure wouldn’t be on the public internet, so there would be no way for any Chinese parts to get the signal that they are supposed to shut down.
Still, it could really foul up the normal civilian internet which would wreak a hell of a lot of financial havoc.
Whomever approved defense purchases from the Chinese is, at best” a “gross ignoramus”: 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus.
But most likely, they are simply a traitor, worthy of being shot on sight.
Unless this is being addressed, we’re beyond screwed. With no KY.
They could put software into the things that, upon a certain signal from China, would cause them all to shut down, or software that could allow them to eavesdrop on any conversations at will...........
My distant cousin who is a high honcho in the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing (long story having to do with the Russian Jewish community in China after the Russian revolution) claims that the iPhones and the iPads among other electronics products manufactured in China have a secret back door that allows the Chinese government to listen in on the calls and the Internet connections. And they do, he says.
We did the same to the Soviets when we sold Poland phone switching equipment with back doors that would have severed communications with their armies in Germany.
Which is why anything important you send should be encrypted.
Make me think Russia, China or whoever could drop a few nukes in our laps before we even know what’s going on.
Another reason for Barry to take a hike.
Here’s an idea.
Stop buying Chinese shit!
Right. I got the idea from the article that the military stupidly procured Chinese built equipment for their secure DSNET.
[Proudly posting on FR without reading the complete article since forever! ;-) ]
Colossus will not be happy.
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