Bloomberg claims that Chinese manufacturers have implanted tiny spy chips into many of our computer systems. Apple, Amazon and others strenuously deny this. Who’s telling the truth? In today’s show, I’ll cover both sides of this story, discuss the various ways in which our global manufacturing and supply chain systems could be compromised, and delve into the several deeper considerations for these sorts of stories.
In other news, Facebook has lowered its estimate of the number of users affected by the recent breach to a mere 29 million, Google has shuttered its flagging Google+ service after news of a breach leaked last week, I give you the highlights of my 320-page LexisNexis dossier, and finally I give you several tips for patching holes in your defenses in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
For Further Insight:
- Deleting your Google+ account: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-delete-your-google-account-data-breach/
- Supply chain security 101: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/10/supply-chain-security-101-an-experts-view/
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