Friday, January 22, 2010

Fwd: China's internet policy

china has completely cut off xinjiang from the outside world and has targeted email accounts of foreign journalists in china. this is apart from attacking google and hacking into major american corporations. back home, the nsa noticed belatedly that the chinese have been snooping on our machines.

china has a clear strategy towards IT warfare and it definitely does not suggest a peaceful rise. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Girish

Authorities unplugged Xinjiang in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the ethnic rioting between the Han Chinese majority and the mainly Muslim Uighur minority.
No country has shut down an information infrastructure so widely for so long, said the Open Net Initiative, a Harvard-linked partnership that monitors Internet restrictions around the world.

Foreign correspondents in a few bureaus in Beijng have recently discovered that their Gmail accounts had been hijacked. Their emails were being forwarded to a stranger's address.
Here is how you can check if your Gmail has been compromised:
  • Log into your Gmail account
  • Click "Settings" in the upper right hand corner. Then click on the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.
  • Look at the forwarding section. If there's a mysterious email address you can't recognize, then
    that's cause for concern.
  • You can check "disable forwarding" to stop future emails from being sent to this address, though other steps may also be necessary to make your account secure.
We remind all members that journalists in China have been particular targets of hacker attacks in the last two years. Please be very careful about what links you click on, what email attachments you open, and do run virus checks regularly.

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