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Submission + - China and the high cost of low wages (

Presto Vivace writes: "Microsoft Finds Malware Pre-Loaded on PCs in China

Cybercriminals had infiltrated insecure supply chains and introduced counterfeit versions of Microsoft Windows embedded with malware on the new PCs, Richard Domingues Boscovich, assistant general counsel for Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, wrote in a blog post Thursday. The discovery prompted Microsoft to obtain a U.S. court order allowing it to take down an emerging botnet called Nitol, and disrupt more than 500 other strains of malware.

How many product quality disasters do there have to be before we work out that China is not a reliable supplier?"


Submission + - Riot at Foxconn factory ( 1

Presto Vivace writes: "One Thousand Foxconn Workers Riot At Chinese Dormitory

A dispute of unclear origin sparked a riot at a Chinese Foxconn plant, in which as many as 1,000 workers participated. For two hours, the workers threw bottles at security and destroyed property in the plant’s dormitory area before ultimately being subdued with the help of local law enforcement.

Retribution will be swift and terrible. I can only assume that conditions in the factory must be very bad indeed."

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