[Full-disclosure] Chinese backdoors "hidden in router firmware"
ivanhec at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 01:58:11 GMT 2008
there is also the case of fake Cisco routers etc doing the rounds.
Whether these devices are back doored is anyones guess
On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Times Enemy <times at krr.org> wrote:
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> It does not matter so much if there is no hard proof about the router
> firmware containing backdoors set in place by Chinese manufacturers.
> ~From a security perspective, it is a potential threat which should be
> addressed, especially for western networks and those they trust.
> It is not too far fetched of an idea. Google yielded the following
> fairly quick: http://slashdot.org/articles/08/02/29/1642221.shtml
> If you want to be inundated with reading material on the matter, be
> creative, or not too creative, with Google searches having to do with
> China and western powers and businesses, specific to information warfare.
> Larry Seltzer wrote:
> |>> Next we'll be seeing "Japanese tactical nukes "Hidden in Toyota
> | trunks"
> | And who knows what the French are putting in that cheese.
> | Larry Seltzer
> | eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
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