China spies on the UK populace with microchips

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Britain populace should start being cautious with smart appliances as security analysts suggest that china might have started a spying campaign on them via domestic appliances. Yes, what you’ve read is right!

There is a fair amount of chance that Beijing might have weaponized millions of gadgets operating in the household of Britons through microchips.

Already, the intelligence wings operating under the leadership of Rishi Sunak discovered some cars embedded with microchips that were sending location data of travelers to remote servers.

And suspicion is rife that the such spying chips might have been embedded in appliances such as laptops, voice-based speakers, smart watches, smart energy meters, doorbell cameras, CCTV equipment, card swiping machines, cars, refrigerators, smart TVs, and even hot tubs.

A consultancy firm named Observe, Orientate, Decide, and Act (OODA) issued an alert across the United Kingdom and urged the Britain government to do something about the issue, before it is too late.

Banning the use of Chinese manufactured products is one solution. But when 54% of the global market of smart devices is being led by Beijing, is that possible in real, is a big question?

One more fact that should be kept in mind is that every electronic device manufactured on this earth is filled with at least one Chinese component. So, under these circumstances, a full or a partial ban is impossible….isn’t it?

NOTE- Companies like Huawei and ZTE are facing a trade ban from the west since 2018- amid fears of spying. And if the UK imposes a ban on other companies in a segment, then the demand to supply ratio can be deeply affected and can lead to the economic crisis.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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