Re: National Standards bodies?

Date: 2016-02-28 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] vatvslpr
>Customs does not have the expertise, or the time, to check every box of electronics for this sort of stupidity.

Customs may not, but standards bodies ought to. Most electrical products- including even cheap things like light bulbs- are already supposed to be listed by a recognized testing lab before they're sold. That testing often extends to testing products purchased at retail to make sure the products continue to meet standards. As I read it, the parent is suggesting that those testing standards be extended to computer security for computerized products. It seems like a reasonable suggestion.
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