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Maybe I’m a little lax?

A senior businessman with expertise in China goes through this ritual when he visits:

He leaves his cellphone and laptop at home and instead brings “loaner” devices, which he erases before he leaves the United States and wipes clean the minute he returns. In China, he disables Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, never lets his phone out of his sight and, in meetings, not only turns off his phone but also removes the battery, for fear his microphone could be turned on remotely. He connects to the Internet only through an encrypted, password-protected channel, and copies and pastes his password from a USB thumb drive. He never types in a password directly, because, he said, “the Chinese are very good at installing key-logging software on your laptop.”

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1 Comment on "Maybe I’m a little lax?"

  • Horse With No Name says

    To go a step further, simplify it by leaving the passwords at home and just copy and paste the respective letters to spell out your password…just a thought.