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Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« on: October 30, 2016, 12:15:18 PM »
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BY: Bill Gertz   
October 24, 2016 5:00 am

The Pentagon’s Joint Staff recently warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks, according to defense officials.

A recent internal report produced by the J-2 intelligence directorate stated that cyber security officials are concerned that Lenovo computers and handheld devices could introduce compromised hardware into the Defense Department supply chain, posing cyber espionage risks, said officials familiar with the report. The “supply chain” is how the Pentagon refers to its global network of suppliers that provide key components for weapons and other military systems....


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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 12:16:06 PM »
I wonder what effect this could have on us civilians?
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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 06:32:37 PM »
Oops!  Just bought a Lenovo laptop for work.

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 05:24:30 PM »
Oops!  Just bought a Lenovo laptop for work.

I would highly recommend *NOT* using Kaspersky's Anti-Virus.

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 07:40:14 PM »
I would highly recommend *NOT* using Kaspersky's Anti-Virus.

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2016, 07:50:16 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspersky_Anti-Virus#Security_flaws
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-19/cybersecurity-kaspersky-has-close-ties-to-russian-spies


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Thanks.  I was planning on moving to avast or one of the other free systems after the 6 month free period with Kaspersky was up; guess I'll move on a little sooner. 

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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2016, 12:43:11 PM »
@HonestJohn

Thanks.  I was planning on moving to avast or one of the other free systems after the 6 month free period with Kaspersky was up; guess I'll move on a little sooner.

I've been happy with Avast, FWIW.
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Re: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2016, 04:57:49 PM »
I've been happy with Avast, FWIW.

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Thanks.  I've got Avast on my old Vista system.


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