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(Daily Mail)   Chinese-made cameras installed at a US Army base in Missouri have been removed because of potential 'negative perception' surrounding the equipment. That and there's the possibility that the Chinese government is watching   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2018-01-13 09:30:28 PM  
Chuckles Mandarin-Ly
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2018-01-13 09:31:58 PM  
Who's Way Ching?
 
2018-01-13 10:07:32 PM  
 
2018-01-14 12:05:37 AM  
there's the possibility that the Chinese government is wayching

Everybody Wang Chung instead!
Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
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2018-01-14 03:12:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Who's Way Ching?


The Chinese Government is.
 
2018-01-14 03:19:02 AM  
After the OPM debacle, our information may actually be safer in the hands of PLA cyber warfare units anyway.
 
2018-01-14 03:19:03 AM  
So the Chinese are already in your network?
The cameras are the least of your problems
 
2018-01-14 03:20:50 AM  
My iPhone is made in china! Crap! Does that mean the chicoms sees everything through my camera phone?
On 2nd thought perhaps it better they see it then one made in USA... I definitely do not want Uncle Sam to see what my camera has seen.
 
2018-01-14 03:25:40 AM  
Watchingchong

Egg rolls off the tongue better...imo...
 
2018-01-14 03:25:43 AM  
Probably just a better safe than sorry thing.  I remember when the US used to be tops at espionage.  You know, before Republicans took over.
 
2018-01-14 03:26:01 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: My iPhone is made in china! Crap! Does that mean the chicoms sees everything through my camera phone?
On 2nd thought perhaps it better they see it then one made in USA... I definitely do not want Uncle Sam to see what my camera has seen.


Remember James Comey said he puts tape over his webcam...
 
2018-01-14 03:26:54 AM  
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2018-01-14 03:29:48 AM  
wayching?

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2018-01-14 03:36:22 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: My iPhone is made in china! Crap! Does that mean the chicoms sees everything through my camera phone?
On 2nd thought perhaps it better they see it then one made in USA... I definitely do not want Uncle Sam to see what my camera has seen.


Also, install Kaspersky.
 
2018-01-14 03:39:01 AM  
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2018-01-14 03:45:07 AM  
It would seem to me that the U.S. military would have the resources to design, construct, maintain and utilize its OWN security equipment.
 
2018-01-14 03:47:14 AM  

doyner: there's the possibility that the Chinese government is wayching

Everybody Wang Chung instead!
[YouTube video: Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight]


"On the edge of oblivion
All the world is Babylon
And all the love and ev'ryone
A ship of fools sailing on"

Sounds about right.
 
2018-01-14 04:04:20 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: It would seem to me that the U.S. military would have the resources to design, construct, maintain and utilize its OWN security equipment.


You'd think unless the military's budget was cut with an increase in mission necessitating more and more reliance on off-the-shelf technology to meet requirements.
 
2018-01-14 04:21:41 AM  
I remember a movie I associate with Dan Akroyd in the early 1990s where all the encryptions were broke. The secret is to have no more secrets. Operate in the clear. Do nothing that needs concealment.
 
2018-01-14 04:22:59 AM  

Summoner101: Zevon's Evil Twin: It would seem to me that the U.S. military would have the resources to design, construct, maintain and utilize its OWN security equipment.

You'd think unless the military's budget was cut with an increase in mission necessitating more and more reliance on off-the-shelf technology to meet requirements.


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2018-01-14 04:38:09 AM  

Allen262: Summoner101: Zevon's Evil Twin: It would seem to me that the U.S. military would have the resources to design, construct, maintain and utilize its OWN security equipment.

You'd think unless the military's budget was cut with an increase in mission necessitating more and more reliance on off-the-shelf technology to meet requirements.

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You may have forgotten already, but there was this thing a couple years ago called the Sequestration which also affected the DoD.
 
2018-01-14 04:39:32 AM  

Allen262: Summoner101: Zevon's Evil Twin: It would seem to me that the U.S. military would have the resources to design, construct, maintain and utilize its OWN security equipment.

You'd think unless the military's budget was cut with an increase in mission necessitating more and more reliance on off-the-shelf technology to meet requirements.

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Guy has a contagious laugh, even just visually.
:D

As for the military cameras, I'm sure the military can come up with their own cameras. I'm also sure they probably won't cost less than $2000 each camera. At least.
 
2018-01-14 04:41:07 AM  

fragMasterFlash: wayching?

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2018-01-14 04:43:19 AM  
Daily Fail?  Now I'm skeptical of Missouri's existence.
 
2018-01-14 04:45:20 AM  
Also, the Chinese have gone strongly into mobile networks and routers. Winning big projects with good products for very low bidding prices.
That's interesting.
 
2018-01-14 05:26:32 AM  
I'm not worried about the Chinese spying on me through my webcam, I mean, how can they even see anything anyway, you know, with all that pollution in their cities?
 
2018-01-14 06:32:14 AM  
If afraid of spy virus or bad ware, please to be running Kaspersky anti virus. Is finest product, used all over world.
 
2018-01-14 07:21:54 AM  
America's "big red button" fires nukes at China.
China's "big red button" turns off every computer in America.
 
2018-01-14 07:42:28 AM  
Then there's that rumored Second PeePee Tape of some general from some military base with the title of Got Wood.
 
2018-01-14 07:46:16 AM  
 Hey, any you guys know anything about any launch codes?
 
2018-01-14 08:19:14 AM  
I spent time at Fort Leonard Wood. That farking place is truly the shiathole Trump talks about.  If China is watching that place, it is only to provide severe punishment to some poor desk jockey who prays for early death.
 
2018-01-14 09:06:21 AM  
shouldn't we want china to spy on us thru our own cameras in the US?

so they can see how awesome it is over here with all our freedoms?  once a few thousand chinese spy's start seeing every jethro's big-ass fries and pickup trucks, they will overthrow the Chinese gov't and become the 51st state of Unitied States, we will call it Very West Virginia
 
2018-01-14 09:08:06 AM  
Just wait until they investigate the Coca-Cola served in the cafeteria. .....
 
2018-01-14 09:09:20 AM  
But but but.. embedding backdoors into hardware for the govt is OUR thing!!!

No fair!
 
2018-01-14 10:26:01 AM  
Spying on the US military?  "Hickvision" indeed.
 
2018-01-14 10:40:30 AM  

ToeKnee666: SuperNinjaToad: My iPhone is made in china! Crap! Does that mean the chicoms sees everything through my camera phone?
On 2nd thought perhaps it better they see it then one made in USA... I definitely do not want Uncle Sam to see what my camera has seen.

Also, install Kaspersky.


It took Congress to tell the military to stop using Kaspersky.
 
2018-01-14 11:33:37 AM  

edmo: ToeKnee666: SuperNinjaToad: My iPhone is made in china! Crap! Does that mean the chicoms sees everything through my camera phone?
On 2nd thought perhaps it better they see it then one made in USA... I definitely do not want Uncle Sam to see what my camera has seen.

Also, install Kaspersky.

It took Congress to tell the military to stop using Kaspersky.


And then they switched to McAfee, so no real improvement there.
 
2018-01-14 11:56:10 AM  

ToeKnee666: SuperNinjaToad: My iPhone is made in china! Crap! Does that mean the chicoms sees everything through my camera phone?
On 2nd thought perhaps it better they see it then one made in USA... I definitely do not want Uncle Sam to see what my camera has seen.

Also, install Kaspersky.


Kaspersky rocks.
 
2018-01-14 12:42:24 PM  
Hikvision  PTZ cams suck balls over the internet even if you are not concerned about security. They only work with internet explorer now
 
2018-01-14 01:16:00 PM  
I remember a tale from about thirty years back, of how the CIA arranged for the photocopiers at a Russian embassy to store an extra image of everything the copier saw, saved to a replaceable toner cartridge that was either picked up by the regular maintenance guy or pulled out of the trash later.  The hard part was not in doctoring the Trojan copiers, because at the time they were new and complex technology and people just accepted what they saw without trying to reverse-engineer every last bolt and circuit.

The hard part was clandestinely inserting the doctored copiers in a logistics chain of normal copiers where the Russians, wary of dealing direct with a Yankee company like IBM or Xerox, would unsuspectingly acquire them by theft or thru blind, cash-basis third-party purchases in a different country, made to avoid paying tariffs or publicly being seen buying American products.

So the idea that low-cost electronic goods from China are being loaded with spyware and back-doors is easy for me to believe.  I'd bet pretty much every phone and USB memory stick we own has been compromised like this to one extent or another.  Those digital picture frame things were a famous source of Chinese hacks; came pre-infected right off the line, and the only "safe" way to handle them was to use your camera as the intermediary to wipe the memory card and transfer pictures into them. If you used the USB hookup, you got pwned.
 
2018-01-14 01:48:44 PM  
Grorious Peoples' Lepublic win row-bid contlact fair and square, cookie boy!  Why u no rike Capitarism, Amelicans??!??  Flee Entelplise!!!
 
2018-01-14 01:55:17 PM  

Any Pie Left: I remember a tale from about thirty years back, of how the CIA arranged for the photocopiers at a Russian embassy to store an extra image of everything the copier saw, saved to a replaceable toner cartridge that was either picked up by the regular maintenance guy or pulled out of the trash later.  The hard part was not in doctoring the Trojan copiers, because at the time they were new and complex technology and people just accepted what they saw without trying to reverse-engineer every last bolt and circuit.

The hard part was clandestinely inserting the doctored copiers in a logistics chain of normal copiers where the Russians, wary of dealing direct with a Yankee company like IBM or Xerox, would unsuspectingly acquire them by theft or thru blind, cash-basis third-party purchases in a different country, made to avoid paying tariffs or publicly being seen buying American products.

So the idea that low-cost electronic goods from China are being loaded with spyware and back-doors is easy for me to believe.  I'd bet pretty much every phone and USB memory stick we own has been compromised like this to one extent or another.  Those digital picture frame things were a famous source of Chinese hacks; came pre-infected right off the line, and the only "safe" way to handle them was to use your camera as the intermediary to wipe the memory card and transfer pictures into them. If you used the USB hookup, you got pwned.


"Siri, please eavesdrop on me to collect Kompromat, and track my shopping habits to devise the easiest way to buy and subvert my loyalty."
 
2018-01-14 01:56:01 PM  
Not the first Chinese product to be found with spy wear.
 
2018-01-14 02:38:20 PM  
So that army base no longer has a single security camera.  Because what other country makes them?
 
2018-01-14 06:16:04 PM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: It would seem to me that the U.S. military would have the resources to design, construct, maintain and utilize its OWN security equipment.


Nope.  The US military rarely constructs or fabricates its own gear.  It sometimes even contracts out operations of non-combat equipment, both CONUS and overseas.
 
2018-01-15 09:35:51 AM  

pissnmoan: I spent time at Fort Leonard Wood. That farking place is truly the shiathole Trump talks about.  If China is watching that place, it is only to provide severe punishment to some poor desk jockey who prays for early death.


Not a fan of Waynesvegas and Big Louie's? Well excuse me Mr. Fancypants.
 
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