When it comes to 5G technology, we have to build a trustworthy system out of untrustworthy parts, says Bruce Schneier in an Op Ed for The New York Times.
“It’s obvious that we can’t trust computer equipment from a country we don’t trust, but the problem is much more pervasive than that,” Schneier writes. “The computers and smartphones you use are not built in the United States. Their chips aren’t made in the United States. The engineers who design and program them come from over a hundred countries. Thousands of people have the opportunity, acting alone, to slip a back door into the final product.”