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India, China Try Import Regulations As Security Tools

April 29th, 2010 04:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “The Register reports that the Chinese government is forcing vendors to cough up the source code to their encryption alogrithms before they can sell their equipment to the Chinese government. The EU doesn’t seem to like it, but if I were in their position I’d want the same thing.”

China’s biggest neighbor goes further; another anonymous reader writes “Telco equipment from China could have spyware that gives access to telcom networks in India. The Indian government has officially told mobile operators not to import any equipment manufactured by Chinese vendors, including Huawei and ZTE. The ban order follows concerns raised by the Home Ministry that telecom equipment from some countries could have spyware or malware that gives intelligence agencies across the border access to telecom networks in India. The biggest gainers from the move could be Ericsson, Nokia, and Siemens, which have been losing market share to aggressive Chinese equipment-makers in India.”

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