The Washington Times
August 4, 2008
Visitors to this month's Olympic Games in Beijing may have more than
smog to worry about.
"We can see aggressive espionage" in China, said David Rice, a network
security expert who heads the Monterey Group, a cybersecurity consulting
firm in Monterey, Calif. "Attendees' [digital] devices will be embedded
or compromised in one way or another," he warned.
China and the United States perceive communications networks in
different ways. In America, such networks are privately held means of
personal and business contact. In China, the government owns - and
watches - the communications system.
"In China, networks are for state-sponsored monitoring of any type of
communications," Mr. Rice said. He devoted part of a chapter in his new
book, "Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software"  (Addison
Wesley, $29.99), to a discussion of how rogue programs can be implanted
in electronic devices to wreak havoc.
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