"Spooks" afraid of counterfeit Cisco product

Patrick Gray

This week's episode of A Series of Tubes podcast, ripe for download at explains how America's FBI is worried its bottom-line driven procurement processes mean low-cost, counterfeit equipment is winding up in

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sensitive US Government networks.

It gets worse -- the FBI is concerned the bogus gear is loaded with back-door software or hardware... foreign spies could be using these back doors to access critical networks.