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Hard drives have always been suspect since the mid 90's as far as I was aware. At least those of us who worked with systems on a daily basis. The idea of buying a 100gb drive and only being able to use 86gb due to "reserved" and such areas was always highly suspicious and the lame excuse of 'caching and error correcting clusters' never seemed to satisfy.
At least those of us who worked with systems on a daily basis.
originally posted by: Cygnis
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The three military exchange services pulled all smartphones made by Chinese electronics manufacturers Huawei and ZTE from stores around the world and banned their sale because of the security risks the devices pose, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
The Defense Department’s undersecretary for personnel and readiness issued a ban of “all Huawei and ZTE cellphones, personal mobile internet modems and related products from locations worldwide,” DOD spokesman Maj. Dave Eastburn said an email to Stars and Stripes.
Link to source (Stars and Stripes)
So, it is understood by many here that your being spied on through your phone any given moment.
But this takes it to a new level, as who knows what is programmed into these phones or any phones.
I think it prudent we limit what is captured and exposed to foreign governments.