In a broadcast a person spoke about the possibility, you buy a device and it
will have built in surveillance software. A person could buy several hundred
devices. Put surveillance or botnet software on them. Then sell them
lowpriced. He spoke about governments doing it. A chinese government entity
could order thousands of manipulated devices. Then have them sold low priced
in nord america or europe acting as botnets. He mentioned, he had noticed
chinese devices being that low priced, he would not rule out they were state
paid surveillance or botnet devices targeting people in the west.
There is no protection against such practices?
If I buy a camera, usb memory stick, wifi card, they can have a chip with
surveillance or botnet software and still run on debian main?