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Taiwanese Opposition Leader Fears Chinese Spyware Attack

The Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) leader, Lawrence Kao, was apprehensive that the Taiwanese military could be exposing secret information by using machines manufactured in China, as reported by Taiwan News on January 13, 2009.

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense purchased Chinese notebooks which could expose national secrets in case they were attacked by malicious software or spyware. According to Kao, the Chinese intelligence agencies could also embed spyware within the PCs which could be exploited to collect secret military information from Taiwanese users.

The report further stated that the military headquarters recently awarded tenders for 51 PCs to a distributor who purchased the notebooks...

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