Taiwan Digital Minister says, using Chinese 5G equipment akin to inviting Trojan horse into system

ANI News
Date: Jul 17, 2020

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Taipei [Taiwan], July 17 (ANI): Asserting that there is no such thing as "pure private companies" in China, Taiwan Digital Minister Audrey Tang has said that using Chinese equipment in core telecom infrastructure is similar to inviting a Trojan horse into the network.

"There's no such thing as pure private companies in China. From the perspective of the PRC, the ruling party can change your leader whenever the situation is intense," Audrey Tang, a hacker-turned-cabinet member, said in an interview to Nikkei Asian Review in her office at the Executive Yuan in Taipei.

"If you include them [China-linked companies] in the infrastructure then you have to be very careful every time you update the system, as that could make the network vulnerable to allowing a Trojan horse inside the system,"
A Trojan horse, or Trojan, is a type of malicious code or software that looks legitimate but can take control of your computer.

Audrey remarks come as countries around the world are mulling a ban on Chinese company Huwaei from their 5G network due to security threat.    [FULL  STORY]

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