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Chinese companies apparently have a covert capability to remotely access communications technology sold to the United States and other Western countries and could "disable a country's telecommunications infrastructure before a military engagement," according to former and current intelligence sources.
The Chinese also have the ability to exploit networks "to enable China to continue to steal technology and trade secrets," according to the open source intelligence company Lignet, which is comprised of former U.S. intelligence analysts.
The issue centers on the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., which U.S. intelligence sources say has direct links to the Chinese government and the People's Liberation Army, or PLA. These sources assert that Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications firms such as ZTE Corp. have "electronic backdoors" to telecommunications technology sold to the U.S. and other countries
These counterfeit components have been found in sensitive U.S. missile systems meant to thwart the potential of a Chinese missile attack, in night vision devices and in various military aircraft.
With this capability, China would be in a position to sabotage critical U.S. weapons systems and sensitive cyber sites and could include intelligence or systems used by defense contractors doing work on behalf of the U.S. government
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Originally posted by Dreine
reply to post by Nspekta
Don't believe the hype.
This is a psy-op purpetrated by the intelligence community to make the Chinese believe the US is weaker than it really is, to try to give them a false-sense of security and not showing it's hand at what it is capable of.
You don't become a superpower by luck or chance, there are some extremely smart and wickedly crafty people pulling the strings of the US intelligence system.
Originally posted by cloaked4u
this is sooo stupid. If they would of stopped jobs going overseas and stuck to america , this would of never happened. IDIOTS.
Originally posted by Dreine
reply to post by cloaked4u
That won't happen. It's called the 'military-industrial complex' for a reason.
Both are symbiotic to one another. They either prosper together, or die together. And although the US economy is in a bad spot right now, by being so intimately entwined with that of China the US has ensured the Chinese will not dare attempt to bring America down by financial means.
The Chinese have no problems with stealing information via OSINT, but they realize that, for now at least, our two countries are too attached for outright hostilities. It will all be down 'on the down low'.