[funsec] Can you trust Chinese computer equipment?

Benjamin Brown optikali at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 22:43:43 CST 2010


I apologize for waxing n00b, but what exactly do you mean by "baseline"?

Thanks!
-Ben

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 10:48 PM, Tomas L. Byrnes <tomb at byrneit.net> wrote:

>  Las year, I had to clean out a client site due to a Trojan loaded on one
> of their employee’s laptops from a kid’s learning program that was
> duplicated in China.
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> Clearly, the PRC is engaging in war by other means.
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> YMMV, but I won’t load anything into my network without a full baseline,
> and I no longer install software via any method except direct download from
> the manufacturer with hash code check.
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> *From:* funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Benjamin Brown
> *Sent:* Friday, February 05, 2010 9:47 AM
> *To:* Robert Portvliet
> *Cc:* funsec at linuxbox.org
> *Subject:* Re: [funsec] Can you trust Chinese computer equipment?
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> I know a good deal of electronic equipment I have bought from Hong Kong and
> Mainland China have had Driver CDs or Tutorial CDs with Trojans.
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> Then again this is only anecdotal evidence =P
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> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Robert Portvliet <
> robert.portvliet at gmail.com> wrote:
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> http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/02/05/1548226/Can-You-Trust-Chinese-Computer-Equipment
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