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Any links re: Chinese requirements or hardware with nerfed crypto?



Sorry, I only heard it from someone who heard it from someone who heard it from someone who worked on it.

Some googling yielded this, for example:

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2331257/lan-wan/encrypti... (2004)

http://www.freshfields.com/en/global/Digital/China_rules_on_...

But this only shows that there are some regulations and licensing required, no details unfortunately.


It'd be interesting to start buying these un-un-cripple-able CPUs for use domestically, for increased security and maximum irony.


Potentially exploitable or backdoored firmware with weak crypto is no better than potentially exploitable or backdoored firmware with strong crypto, unless you are expert enough to know how to exploit it and then fix. And you probably aren't, considering that this stuff is all secret.

And, first of all, I'm not even sure if it was the ME firmware or any firmware at all. Might have been some stupid application you install on Windows.

I wouldn't buy security-critical stuff in China. You can bitch all day long about the US, but the fact is, if something like this San Bernadino phone unlock case happened in China, with Chinese phone from Chinese vendor under Chinese jurisdiction, you probably wouldn't even have heard about it.




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