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Is China spying on the world- "Trojan Horse on a Chip" or "The Manchurian Chip," .

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posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 06:35 PM
Some time ago I recall issues about useing Chinas products, toys with lead paint, but micro chips in our phones, computers and even military hardware seemed to be the biggest threat. Perhaps it is more reality than first thought, I know I don't like buying China, and go out of my way not to. But when even Japan is putting it in their products, who can we go to?

We should go back to our selves, and create employment that way. But that makes sence right...

Here is an article I found, which covers the threat which just may exist.

And now the Manchurian microchip
Robert Eringer

October 18, 2008 7:13 AM

The geniuses at Homeland Security who brought you hare-brained procedures at airports (which inconvenience travelers without snagging terrorists) have decreed that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This means The Investigator -- at the risk of compromising national insecurities -- would be remiss not to make you aware of the hottest topic in U.S. counterintelligence circles: rogue microchips. This threat emanates from China (PRC) -- and it is hugely significant.

The myth: Chinese intelligence services have concealed a microchip in every computer everywhere, programmed to "call home" if and when activated.

The reality: It may actually be true.

All computers on the market today -- be they Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Apple or especially IBM -- are assembled with components manufactured inside the PRC. Each component produced by the Chinese, according to a reliable source within the intelligence community, is secretly equipped with a hidden microchip that can be activated any time by China's military intelligence services, the PLA.

"It is there, deep inside your computer, if they decide to call it up," the security chief of a multinational corporation told The Investigator. "It is capable of providing Chinese intelligence with everything stored on your system -- on everyone's system -- from e-mail to documents. I call it Call Home Technology. It doesn't mean to say they're sucking data from everyone's computer today, it means the Chinese think ahead -- and they now have the potential to do it when it suits their purposes."
Manchurian microchip

posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:03 PM
My concern is that some of these "Spy Chips" have been incorporated into the circutry of our strategic weapons and systems.

How easy would it then be for a weapon or weapons system to "malfunction" at a critical moment on the command of a PRC commander?

I personally never "bought" the "lapse in security discipline" exuse proffered by the USAF for the Minot/Barksdale nuke incident.

I have yet to hear anyone provide substantive proof as to how a nuclear vs. conventional inventory "Swicheroo" could not have occured if "some one" had had access (perhaps through a "Spychip-assisted "hack") to the production and/or inventory records.


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