Open Backdoors, Broken Windows, and Tainted Chips: A Brief History of the Ongoing Microsoft-China War

When I visited China in 2000, you could buy the newest pirated version of Windows almost anywhere. In fact, you’d be considered stupid if you bought the licensed version. After all, how many Chinese were rich enough, at that time, to afford it? Would you pay a couple of month’s salary for a computer program? … Continue reading Open Backdoors, Broken Windows, and Tainted Chips: A Brief History of the Ongoing Microsoft-China War

Businesses, Government Agencies, and Political Dissenters Beware. Chinese Predators May Be Lurking at the Waterhole: Understanding Waterhole Attacks

There are three main reasons for hacking. One is for financial gain, one is for acquiring protected information, and the third is to achieve some political objective. The second reason for hacking, that of acquiring protected information, is often used, at a later time, to achieve financial gain, but its motivation is somewhat different than … Continue reading Businesses, Government Agencies, and Political Dissenters Beware. Chinese Predators May Be Lurking at the Waterhole: Understanding Waterhole Attacks