Eagle Forum -- Buying Counterfeit Chips from China -- Phyllis Schlafley -- 10/5/2011
Another danger from fake Chinese chips is that they facilitate foreign espionage. The head of cyber security in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI have both admitted that these routers can allow the Chinese to gain access to U.S. secure systems.
These dangers come from the routing trail of the router chips. After the U.S. ships our scrap computers to China, scavengers working in littered streets sand off the dates and other identification from cast-off circuit boards, put a new coating on the chips, often re-label them as military, sell them in bazaars to never-inspected kitchen-table brokers in the U.S., and the Pentagon buys them because they are cheap or because federal affirmative-action policies require them to favor suppliers claiming to be "disadvantaged."
The U.S. has seized more than 400 fake routers. Nobody knows how many more Chinese counterfeits have been installed in U.S. equipment.
Northwoods Patriots - Standing up for Faith, Family, Country - firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwoods Patriots - Eagle River, WI
About Us ~ Events ~ Meetings ~ Legislation ~ Patriot Gear