Trump got his wall even if it wasn't the one he wanted, but he would be wise to not to play hardball with China. Why? Autoexe.bat.
Now a very few people know the trick, in windows 95 deleting the file I mentioned before pretty much "bricks"a computer (where the computer becomes
a very expensive paperweight) and it takes time and effort to reboot a computer that has "self executed."
Now the largest majority of smartphones are manufactured in China. Look at all the technophiles lining up around the block for the newest iPhone, but
what if those phones have scripts that either a) have a permanently corrupted file to brick the phone or b) have a caveat that allows remote access
without the users permission?
Now I'm no script kiddie (hacker/coder) but I know that a single digit can make some massive damage-any gamer out there would know.
Australia is already concerned about China forcing 5G down their throat, and we don't buy it. In the age of echelon, I'd rather have pine gap spying
on me than China.
Trump needs to make a big decision; either back down on the trade war or Annex Chinese mines because they have a stranglehold on mines that produces
rare earth minerals. If I can brick a computer by deleting one file, imagine what is possible now.
I think 5G is more of a concern than the phones being manufactured in China.
A lot of the phones will be made in China, but software will be installed in a different region. If it goes somewhere else and the BIOS gets flashed
and software installed, I don't think the phone security is as big of an issue.
But with many countries looking at laying down a 5G infrastructure... Many are looking at using Chinese vendors like Huawei and ZTE to provide some of
the backbone hardware to run the network. There are conflicting assessments on how big the risk is, and how it could be managed (IE checking firmware
updates before they're implemented)... But the root concern seems to be that if Chinese equipment are guiding communications, there'd essentially be
the potential they could operate like stingray devices only better because they are part of the actual network.
Subbing out any manufacturing to China carries more of the risk of theft of intellectual property, which I think is just assumed at this point. Hence,
in the past 20 years China has become a major contender in manufacturing at all degrees, and not just the cheap plastic sh## we remember.
"The Chinese yuan has had a currency peg since 1994. This approach makes Chinese exports cheaper and, therefore, more attractive compared to those of
other nations. By motivating the global marketplace with greater motivation to buy its goods, China ensures its economic prosperity.
As long as a currency peg keeps the yuan low relative to other currencies, consumers using foreign currencies can buy more of China's exports than
they would if the yuan was more expensive. For example, if the People's Bank of China keeps the yuan weak compared to the U.S. dollar, consumers using
the greenback can buy more Chinese exports."
"This currency manipulation has helped China thrive, as the nation's economy has repeatedly experienced robust growth rates of more than 10% over the
last decade. China’s industrial sector has done particularly well. According to the Congressional Research Service, the nation became the world's
largest manufacturer in 2010. Due to robust growth, China doubled its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita over the course of a decade, a feat that
took the industrialized United Kingdom 150 years to complete. This rapid expansion has helped China grab a 25% to 26% share of global value-added
manufacturing since 2014, according to U.N. estimates reported by the Congressional Research Service."
The real question is why is this allowed to happen? Well, the answer is very simple. Labor is not very powerful in this country. Our government is
designed so lobbyists get representation. The American people have no power. The problems with our country are not rocket science. Lobbyists force
the politicians to pass laws creating cartels and monopolies in exchange for campaign financing.
George Carlin has this situation pegged. Listen to his profound comments on the lobbyists:
George Carlin may be a comedian but the reason why his bit is funny is because it is so tragic.
This is actually why supply chain security is becoming a big point of research and discussion in the information security community. Kind of like that
scare a little while back about the Trend Micro servers having an extra chip on the motherboard that no one knew what it was doing.
I can say that in the infrastructure grid, at least in the US and some mid-east countries, all equipment is validated against architecture designs and
functionality is tested to ensure there are no extra goodies hanging out. Couldn't speak for the military as federal isn't really my field or cup of
In my mind they shouldn’t really be feared. But perhaps I’m missing something.
The thing is China don't play it fair economically and they are an expansionist state as seen in their Chineesifying of Tibet, Kashmir, Mongolia etc,
plus with them you get a state still totally dominated behind the scenes with a Communist Party. Those three things combined make one fear China and
tey are getting to the point where they are really beginning to throw their fat weight about infiltrating much of asia and africa, plus buying up much
property and business overseas while at the same time stealing our miltary secrets and through their slave Commie labour tactics destroying
communities built around age old industries world wide then the dope, beer and drugs / troublesome move in. It's bad news all round whichever way you
look at it when dealing with China
It's going to take more than pegging world currencies to the Yuan. Why should states worldwide pour their resources into programs only to have them
stolen for getting on for free by devious Chinese spies. No good can come of dealing with Commies bar building a big wall and starving them out
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