Internet Black Hole

I’ve been in China (Hong Kong doesn’t count) for about 4 days so far and have yet to touch a computer that has antivirus on it. They are all full of keyloggers and trojans — many of the same ones on several computers. But I set up this account so that when my account gets hijacked over here, it won’t be a big deal. The last city we were in (Guang Zhou) had tons of spyware and very slow Internet. This city (Yang Zhou, I think), at least has fast Internet.
But other than that, the country is very cool. I’ll write a bunch more later about what we’ve done in the last few days, but for now I need to get cleaned up and go out for dinner (aka beer). I might not be able to post for a few more days, depending on our schedule, but I’ll try to get some pictures online at some point.

About Beau Woods

Beau Woods is a cyber safety innovation fellow with the Atlantic Council, a leader with the I Am The Cavalry grassroots initiative, and founder/CEO of Stratigos Security. His focus is the intersection of cybersecurity and the human condition, primarily around cyber safety, ensuring connected technology that can impact life and safety is worthy of our trust. Over the past several years in this capacity, he has consulted with automakers, medical device manufacturers, healthcare providers, cybersecurity researchers, US federal agencies and legislative staff, and the White House.

Posted on January 26, 2007, in China, Round the World and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. you basically won’t see anti-virus or anti-spyware again until you reach Norway. Hope you don’t have to do any banking online.Speaking of lovely safety measures, the last time I tried to post, blogspot found it necessary to post my password. ?? this durn blogsite!

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