If you’re buying Chinese-manufactured telecommunications equipment for your business, could it be spying on your conversations and stealing your confidential data? Would you trust Chinese mobile phone equipment?
According to reports by the Associated Press, India has banned telecom companies from importing Chinese networking equipment – due to fears that they may have been implanted with information-stealing spyware.
In future, Indian telecoms companies will have to obtain “security clearance” from the authorities before projects involving Chinese equipment is approved, according to government spokesperson Satyendra Prakash.
Furthermore, he said, only Indian engineers will be allowed to operate and maintain the networks.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this news hasn’t gone down well with the Chinese who are smarting from the…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.