The British intelligence service MI5 and MI6 have banned their employees from using the Chinese made Lenovo computers in their workplaces.
Intelligence agencies suspect that the company is “indirectly supported by the government of China,” writes the British newspaper “The Independent”.
British intelligence agencies suspect that Lenovo computers may have bugs that could expose them to hacker attacks. Electronic circuits and preinstalled software in these machines are built in a way that allows the manufacturers to establish a remote connection, lock or even receive data from the devices without the knowledge of its owner. In addition, the intelligence services of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have also banned the use of Lenovo computers in their offices.
Bang on target.
We should do this if we are using it.
i would say ban everything that is made in china and kill chinese economy and walmart with it, however achieving that is near impossible
and I second this
It is paranoia to ban anything or everything being made in China. Sure they have the capability to install firmware or bios to spy. But these are machines after all, you can craete your own bios stack or firmware to overcome this issues. Btw isn’t IBM part of Lenovo.
i am not paranoid. i want to kill chinese economy. Their economy is based on manufacturing if you force people to manufacture goods in india which are to be sold in india you are taking away 50% of their economy and you are raising your own abilities and jobs and infrastructure to go along with we will achieve in 5 years what we will be able to achieve in next 30 years. atleast 6 times faster and that will bring food, security, money, stabilizing effect raise india value in world. Get it
That is a noval idea, Easiest way to slap anti-dumping duties. They can consume all they can produce, So they have to give in naturally.
Btw Chinese credit bubble is looming hard and fast. The moment investors and hedge fund managers find China is not worth investing, Chinese are gone for a toss. Just wait for their internal audit report come out, i hope it will not be biased. It will clearly show how much money they are loosing in terms of subsidiary and dead loans. From the last report i saw close to $450B was written off from banks due bad debts of the provinces. let see this time around…