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The Security Vulnerabilities In Chinese IT | Mountain View

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Computer History Museum | 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA

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The rise of Input Method Editors (IMEs) in China has had a profound impact on Chinese computing, making it today perhaps the fastest text input languages on earth due to its heavy reliance on predictive text, autocompletion, shortcuts, and abbreviations. At the same time, the rise of IMEs carries with it a profound security vulnerability that has never been discussed before.

Drawing on over a decade of research into the history of Chinese information technology in the modern age, Professor Thomas Mullaney addresses a hidden security vulnerability in Chinese IT that enables the surveillance of all Chinese computer users by the state or private interests. At a time when many of us have become wary of state surveillance over private communications—phone calls, text messages, and emails—this talk alerts us to ways in which it has become possible, in theory if not in practice, to spy upon any and all text input.

Join them as Professor Mullaney goes behind the scenes of Chinese IT to reveal the security vulnerabilities of IMEs. Free but an RSVP is required.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
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Address: 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA