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Is Windows 8 a Trojan horse for the NSA? The German Government thinks so

John E Dunn | Aug. 26, 2013
Leaked documents lay bare TPM 2.0 worries

Ironically, an expert quoted in the Zeit article goes on to worry that the Chinese Government as well as the NSA might be able to access data through TPM 2.0; many TPM chips are manufactured in the country.

After years of low-level discussion among security experts, worries over surveillance backdoors have suddenly become a mainstream topic. Last month an Australian report claimed that intelligence services in the 'five eyes' alliance (the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) had refused to use PCs made by Chinese-founded Lenovo over concerns about "backdoor hardware and firmware vulnerabilities."


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