Spy agencies ban Lenovo PCs on security concerns


Locutus
#1
Computers manufactured by the world's biggest personal computer maker, Lenovo, have been banned from the "secret" and ''top secret" *networks of the intelligence and defence services of Australia, the US, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand, because of concerns they are vulnerable to being hacked.

Multiple intelligence and defence sources in Britain and Australia confirmed there is a written ban on computers made by the Chinese company being used in "classified" networks.

The ban was introduced in the mid-2000s after intensive laboratory testing of its equipment allegedly documented "back-door" hardware and "firmware" vulnerabilities in Lenovo chips. A Department of Defence spokesman confirmed Lenovo *products have never been accredited for Australia's secret or top secret *networks.

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Spy agencies ban Lenovo PCs on security concerns
 
spaminator
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I guess I better get rid of these.


 
tober
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Computers manufactured by the world's biggest personal computer maker, Lenovo, have been banned from the "secret" and ''top secret" *networks of the intelligence and defence services of Australia, the US, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand, because of concerns they are vulnerable to being hacked.

Multiple intelligence and defence sources in Britain and Australia confirmed there is a written ban on computers made by the Chinese company being used in "classified" networks.

There's nothing unreasonable about that. Wouldn't our side just love to provide all the hardware for Chinese, Russian and other intelligence networks?
 
MHz
#4
Then they switched to Windows/Intel right? that would mean the opposite was true, there were no back doors and they refused to allow any to be installed.

Feel safer with this info?? lol

New Intel Chips from Israel to Increase
Capabilities of Laptops and Cellphones

New Intel Chips from Israel to Increase Capabilities of Laptops and Cellphones


Intel stars
The first Intel product to put Israel "on the map", says Friedman, was Banias, better known as the Pentium M microprocessor, the microprocessor introduced in 2003 that arguably kicked off the notebook era.

Upcoming projects
The more complicated products get, the more likely it is that teams from around the Intel world — notably the US and India, as well as Israel — will be working on products together, Friedman says.
That appears to be the case with the upcoming Haswell processors: though they were largely designed in the US, the 22nm tri-gate 3D transistors inside them (and which are already in use in Ivy Bridge processors) are made in Israel, at Kiryat Gat's Fab 28 plant.

Israel Inside: A history of Intel's R&D in Israel | ZDNet
 
petros
#5
Gees, Locutus is finally coming around and discovering the conspiracy theorists were right.

Welcome to the Aluminatti Locutus.
 
Kreskin
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

I guess I better get rid of these.


Why? We enjoy listening to your music while doing our intel work.
 

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