China's computers with filtering software at hacking risk
Posted in: Censorship at 12/06/2009 04:40
Every PC in China could be at risk of being taken over by malicious hackers because of flaws in compulsory government software.
The potential faults were brought to light by Chinese computer experts who said the flaw could lead to a "large-scale disaster".
The Chinese government has mandated that all computers in the country must have the screening software installed.
"We found a series of software flaws," explained Isaac Mao, a blogger and social entrepreneur in China, as well as a research fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.