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China Is Spying On You Through Your Kettles And Irons, Bugs That Scan Wi-fi Devi by teebiggs(m): 2:41pm On Oct 31, 2013
Reports has it that Russian investigators claimed to have found household appliances imported from China which contained hidden microchips that pump spam data and malware into wi-fi networks. Authorities in St Petersburg allegedly discovered 20 to 30 kettles and irons with spy microchips that send some data to the foreign server.

The revelation comes just as the EU launches an investigation into claims that Russia itself bugged gifts to delegates at last month's G20 summit in an attempt to retrieve data from computers and telephones.
This has led to speculation that the chips allegedly found in the home appliances may also have the ability to steal data and send it back to Chinese servers.The allegations against the Chinese were made in St Petersburg news outlet Rosbalt, which quotes a source from customs broker Panimport but does not detail what data was being sent or to where.

According to The Register, which translated the article, it would be possible to build a malicious microchip - sometimes referred to as a spambot or spybot - small enough to hide in a kettle.
It also believes there are many readily available transformers which could be used to convert Russia's 220V electricty supply to power the chips without destroying them but it casts doubt on the report's claims that the devices were discovered because they were overweight as it is unlikely that the difference of a few grams would have been enough to raise suspicion.
This might only have happened if the appliances were air-freighted, it said, which was probably not the case because they were cheap items.

Source: Dailymail
http://enquizzle./2013/10/china-is-spying-on-you-through-your.html

Re: China Is Spying On You Through Your Kettles And Irons, Bugs That Scan Wi-fi Devi by omiobo: 3:41pm On Oct 31, 2013
If this is true,what will be the case of Nigeria. Chai! Nigeria yansh dey outside.
Re: China Is Spying On You Through Your Kettles And Irons, Bugs That Scan Wi-fi Devi by everyday: 8:50pm On Oct 31, 2013
Che I maybe book haram will also use suya to spy on nigerians

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