The Communist Chinese are famous for “knock-off” products – fake replicas of everything like perfume, movies, handbags, clothing and watches. Aside from the whole issue of theft of profits there are, of course, issues with quality.
It may not matter if your substandard fake Nike runners fail, but when we start talking fake aircraft components, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment… that takes us to another level. There’s nothing like an airliner with a defective cabin door pressurization seal to make your day exciting!
But now there is a new concern – counterfeit computers, servers and software designed to compromise the security of your confidential electronic data. For individuals, that means your personal data – for governments and the military the implications are staggering.
So how about all those computers that the Chinese gave to the Barbados military, police and Coast Guard?
Nothin’ be free, my friends. Nothing…