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  • Is China spreading 'Manchurian chips?'

    We don't often discuss conspiracy theories, but this technology-focused doozy needs to be debunked before it spreads any further. It's Daily Artisan's reprint of an essay written by former FBI "spy" Robert Eringer for the Santa Barbara News-Press.

  • China faced with severe botnet problem

    China faces a serious threat from botnets, networks of computers infected with software that allows them to be controlled remotely for denial-of-service attacks and to send spam, according to a report issued by China's National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team (CNCERT).

  • Foreign attacks prompt FBI warning to enterprises

    The Chinese government has denied involvement in a series of hacks carried out against government IT systems around the world, including those of New Zealand government agencies, but the threat of technology-driven espionage has forced the FBI to push businesses and academic institutions to better prepare for such attacks.

  • Experts cast doubts on Chinese hacking scare

    Security experts are voicing their doubts about suggestions that China tried to hack New Zealand government IT systems, saying it is technically very difficult to identify the point of origin of such attacks.

  • New world order for IT emerging — IDC

    North America’s share of the IT market is shrinking as China’s share grows, says Philippe de Marcillac, president of the international business unit at research company IDC. He forecasts that the IT market will more and more resemble the telco services market, where North America’s and Europe’s market shares are decreasing while the emerging countries’ market share is growing rapidly.

  • China's readies new regulations to fight spam

    China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) is to release a set of rules meant to strengthen the country’s fight against unsolicited email — spam — a ministry spokesman says.

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