How about we have them take a look through Cisco's codebase first?
UK Defence Committee chair muses treating TikTok like Huawei: So eyeball its code then ban it from the country?
The chairman of UK Parliament's Defence Committee has suggested making popular app TikTok subject to Huawei-style code reviews by GCHQ, if its reported move to a new London HQ comes true. Tobias Ellwood, Conservative MP for Bournemouth East, made the suggestion on Twitter after The Sun newspaper broke the news this morning …
Monday 3rd August 2020 21:04 GMT HildyJ
Monday 3rd August 2020 21:18 GMT NonSSL-Login
Even amateurs are finding hard coded credentials...I mean the more plausible deniability version of debug keys that engineers forgot to remove....in Cisco kit.
No need for the experts to look when theres on average 5 backdoors/pre-uth exec/RCE found every month anyway :P
Remember kids, its ok for google software to send everything to the mothership about you for Uncle Sam and the NSA but China is bad mmkay, their software might do something....
Monday 3rd August 2020 19:07 GMT Doctor Syntax
Monday 3rd August 2020 19:21 GMT amanfromMars 1
Is a Useful Idiot, an Oxymoron?
Quite why anyone would listen to paranoia and give any credence to Ellwood and Ellwood's suggestion of "GCHQ cyber scrutiny" given the farce of the shenanigans that appear to have rendered GCHQ's competence in that realm effectively destroyed by a counter-intelligence operation against Huawei, is probably extremely revealing to the many who would find such things more than just helpful.
Tuesday 4th August 2020 13:49 GMT Pete 2
a stranger approaches ...
> controversy over its Chinese ownership for broadly similar reasons to American dislike of Huawei
Errrr, hello Mr Trump
Nice little business you've got here
Why thank you
Yes ... it would be a shame if something happened to it
Happened? Like what
Well, for example if
weI decided to ban it
Why would you do that?
Oh, I don't know. Maybe we would decide it was a security risk - what with it not being american [ stands up, salutes, sits down again ]
But it isn't.
Well, we don't know that - what with it not being american [ stands up, salutes, sits down again ]
What can we do to assure you it's OK?
Hmmm, how about you sell it to
meus. We'll give you a fair price what with it not being american [ stands up, salutes, sits down again ]
.... how about $1? Seems fair
That's not very much.
It's much more than it will be worth when we ban it. What with it not being american [ stands up, salutes, sits down again ]