Experts advocate personal data protection

WHO TO TRUST? Users should be careful because companies, including Huawei, are constantly uploading information to their servers, expert Lin Hsin-hsu said

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 27, 2019
By: Jake Chung  /  Staff writer, with CNA

A digital expert on Friday urged people to regularly change their passwords or security

A Criminal Investigation Bureau graphic describes how to protect yourself on the Internet.
Photo provided by the Criminal Investigation Bureau

patterns on their cellphones, computers and tablets to better protect their information.

The warning came amid concern that telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co (華為) allegedly contains “backdoors” that could allow the Chinese military to conduct espionage.

Varying degrees of bans on Huawei products exist in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, while Taiwan in 2013 banned the use of core telecoms equipment manufactured by Chinese companies.

The Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Institute of Information Industry have announced that their internal networks do not support Huawei phones or computers

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