Chinese Irons & Kettles “Contain Spam Chips”


Chinese made irons and kettles have reportedly been caught hacking into wireless networks to disseminate spam and viruses.

According to Russian media reports, electric kettles and irons discretely boasting their own wireless transmitters have been discovered breaking into poorly secured networks within a “200m radius” in order to spread viruses and spam.

Unsurprisingly, more sophisticated equipment like mobile phones and dashcams have also apparently been identified.

The devices appear to be part of regular commercial shipments rather than any
, and their discovery does not come at a good time when fears over backdoors inserted into network equipment made by army-affiliated giants like Huawei already threaten sales of non-clandestine IT equipment in many territories.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 01/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Этот неловкий момент, когда о событиях в своей стране узнаёшь на sankakucomplex XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 01/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I hear you, bro XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Sankaku стал интернациональным...Поздравляем!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Похоже, нас тут много. Оха, товарищ.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    и до нас добралисьXD

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    Comment by daijin
    19:20 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Что значит "стал"?
    Он был им всегда!

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    Comment by Ivan
    07:07 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ну ок.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    всем приветики в этом чатике :*

    по теме, на хабре уже разбирали этот вопрос - для любого хоть сколько нибудь разбирающегося в ИТ вся эта история очень ржачная и 100% вброс

    electronic component in the photo, it's alarm about the forgotten switch on iron
    on fake mobile phone showing tantalum capacitors
    all this PR and falsification of clean water
    well as those "experts" who act in the transfer frank talk nonsense

    Anyone who who understands IT can prove it to you
    who wants to can read the comments on this site -
    We believe that with help it of which our government can impose sanctions on imports of Chinese electronic devices

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Cyka cyka vodka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sanvodka Complex
    Now complete with Vodka, Putin and Balalayka

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:21 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a soldier, значит я
    И ответчик и судья
    Я стою на двух концах огня
    Огибая виражи, обгоняя смерть и жизнь
    Я бегу сразиться с тенью лжи

    Сколько б нитей не плёл обман
    Покажет лик света истина

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Я всегда узнаю что-то "новое"о мире через sankaku ))Аще здесь пол страны тусует.
    There's half of Russia here, reading news ^_~
    Cause Sancom is epic !!

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    Comment by Pavliko
    07:28 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Сколько вас тут .__.

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    Comment by RedRat
    02:34 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Мильоны - вас. Нас - тьмы, и тьмы, и тьмы". ;-)

    Comment by Tenno Seremel
    07:33 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    А были сомнения, что мы тут есть?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Engrish please

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Google translete, please. xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 01/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Aniki is watching you

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    Comment by Rya
    05:34 01/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'd say "Don't buy shit made by Huawei, ZTE and Foxconn." but that is simply not possible. These guys are everywhere. Almost impossible to buy a router NOT made in China. But this story proves my mum was right. Always remember to unplug the iron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 01/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    American companies have done the same.
    >Roy Zoppoth stands over a Xerox 914 copy machine, the world's first, which was used in soviet embassies all over the world. The machine was so complex that the CIA used a tiny camera designed by Zoppoth to capture documents copied on the machine by the soviets and retrieved them using a "Xerox repairman" right under the eyes of soviet security.

    Let's not give the US a free pass for spying the whole world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    hurr durr
    in the cold war everyone was keeping tabs on another, pleb

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    07:38 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    As if anyone is actually "giving them a free pass".

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 01/11/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    .....nobody mentioned the U.S. at all and no one was giving them a free pass. You just literally took a story about China and turned it around so you can take a swipe at America. You probably think the Americans killed off the dinosaurs as well huh....

    do humanity a favor, stop breathing

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    08:37 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are missing the point, that the problem is not China specifically but government and corporations in general.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    13:30 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    stfu, you butthurt amerifag

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Economy was at downfall, nobody can make anything with cheap labor except China and India that's why everything is "Made in China"

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh. At this point I just assume every country's just spying on everyone. Just using different technological methods. >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    they all feel insecure I guess...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also Russian did the same:

    >Russia spied on foreign powers at last month’s G20 summit by giving delegations USB pen drives capable of downloading sensitive information from laptops, it was claimed today.

    >The devices were given to foreign delegates, including heads of state, at the summit near St Petersburg, according to reports in two Italian newspapers, La Stampa and Corriere della Sera.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably were infected by viruses and trojans already preset in their laptops.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So it is spy vs spy vs spy vs spy...

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    07:21 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is almost all the microchips are made in China. They might put in some random product.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything Apple is made by Foxconn.

    Comment by Anonymous

    How fun, White people scared of Chinese NSA

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:27 01/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Don't worry anon, we already have your bank account details.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I expected some thinly sliced spam deep fried to make chips.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just testing out the Terminator robot from the future software to sense and aware. nothing to see here move along.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:55 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe they should put this much effort into their civil engineering

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:21 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kettles and irons. WAH! Better than Windows that already comes with backdoors for the NSA to infiltrate your computer, or a certain leading brand in switches and routers that also has backdoors built into them or the popular brands of Western handphones which also come with built in backdoors, all available at a certain spy agency's call.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 14/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The NSA implants tiny video cameras in dildos and vibrators to take pictures of vaginas and collects these pictures in a giant data storage facility.

    This kind of intrusive spying must stop. Keep the worlds vaginas free from NSA infiltration (unless they have a warrant - then it's OK).

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh lol,previous topic was nice, but this one is awesome!Russia is hot as hell!
    Я даже не знаю,завидовать россиянам,или сочувствовать.Здорово повеселило,росссийское правительство - жги еще!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:00 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So now household appliances are trying to spy on us?! As an American, I know the US heavily spying on everyone (including very close allies) is getting out of hand, but when other countries start doing it and in ways like this, shit will go down fast. Get ready for the Second Cold War.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I thought cold war never ended at all?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cold war 2 - even colder?

    sorry was stuck in "die hard" mode there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh China, will you ever lear- or wait you don't learn, just enforce.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Я вам как русский скажу:
    never trust the russian press

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    Comment by Spigot
    10:15 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The casualties of outsourcing.

    Might want to provide some government incentives to move electronics production to India/Southeast Asia/maybe even Latin America. Not wise to trust vital infrastructure to a rival.

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    Comment by DeadKing
    05:33 01/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So why the fuck do they do these things ? I mean shit really......

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 06/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    один чел кажись сам с собой переписывается

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 02/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another example of why humans can't have nice things.
    You can be sure that whenever we discover new tech, assholes are going to be all over it.

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