Got a vodafone 3G stick?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/6637294/UFB-supplier-banned-in-Australia

Have a read.

Huawei make some of those sticks you could be using

geek_charles.j, Mar 26, 11:40 am

Same deal with Telecom and 2d supplied models

Its stupid to worry about your own modem/phone when Huawei already supplies a good deal of the back end stuff

geek_vtecintegra, Mar 26, 11:43 am

Valid point

geek_charles.j, Mar 26, 11:43 am

Next thing Australia are going to ban Boeing and Airbus. 90% of components are made in China.

geek_mone, Mar 26, 12:08 pm

Well not really, if you follow the conspiracy theory through to its logical conclusion then the evil foreign manufacturer is also supplying the driver software for the devices so in theory they have access to a lot of stuff on your PC that is not available over the public network (e.g. unencrypted banking and document information). It is still xenophobic nonsense though.

geek_drsr, Mar 26, 5:25 pm

Well not really, if you follow the conspiracy theory through to its logical conclusion then the evil foreign manufacturer also supplies the driver software for the devices so in theory they have access to a lot of stuff on your PC that is not available over the public network (e.g. unencrypted banking and document information). It is still xenophobic nonsense though.

geek_drsr, Mar 26, 5:25 pm