Tuesday, November 16, 2010

PRChina Grabbed 15 Minutes of 'Net, Worldwide

Ooooh. This is wonderful.

For 18 minutes in April, China’s state-controlled telecommunications company hijacked 15 percent of the world’s Internet traffic, including data from U.S. military, civilian organizations and those of other U.S. allies.

Stealing patents isn't enough.

You think it's encrypted? Think again!

“If China telecom intercepts that [encrypted message] and they are sitting on the middle of that, they can send you their public key with their public certificate and you will not know any better,” he said. The holder of this certificate has the capability to decrypt encrypted communication links, whether it’s web traffic, emails or instant messaging, Alperovitch said. “It is a flaw in the way the Internet operates,” said Yoris Evers, director of worldwide public relations at McAfee.

They were looking for TSA's nudie pix?

HT: Ticker

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