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W.S.Gosset Silver badge

Chinese-bugged rail-cars -- not as silly as it sounds

> this latest episode of infosec scrutiny might be a bit much even for Washington, DC.

> A report from NextGov examines how Senators have become concerned that the planned overhaul of the District's metro rail system with new carriages could put national security at risk.

Not as silly as it sounds.

Bear in mind, France's security service got sprung big time many many moons ago (40yrs?), having bugged every Air France plane's seats, monitoring passenger lists, and keeping the recordings of anyone of interest.

And it's a LOT cheaper & simpler to do, nowadays.

And could Washington DC be considered potentially a riper richer area of interest than most?...

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