Chinese Appliance Imports Now Come With Spy Chips Capable of Sending Spam

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Wed, Oct 30th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The BBC looks at a report from State-owned channel Rossiya 24, where imports of Chinese appliances had a "spy chip," reportedly used to send out spam.

Its correspondent said the hidden devices were mostly being used to spread viruses, by connecting to any computer within a 200m (656ft) radius which were using unprotected Wi-Fi networks. Other products found to have rogue components reportedly included mobile phones and car dashboard cameras..

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