China Spying on Undersea Internet Cables – Schneier on Security

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/04/china_spying_on.html

It seems that supply chain security is an insurmountably hard problem in Internet age.
For years, the US and the Five Eyes seems to have had a monopoly on spying on the Internet around the globe. Now other countries seem to want in too.

The recent focus on cyber security discussion has been a lot around Chinese 5G equipment from Huawei, but the problem seems to be much broader if you believe those allegations: Huawei Technologies builds also under sea fiber cables with its Huawei Marine Networks.

Bruce Schneier has repeatedly said, we need to decide if we are going to build our future Internet systems for security or surveillance.

Many experts and I strongly believe we must choose security over surveillance.

1 Comment

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    There is around 400 major undersea fiber optic cables around the world. China has been taken part in constructing around 100 of them by either in building and/or supplying electronics.

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