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Every Chinese PC at risk of hacking

Controversial software that screens out "offensive material" from the internet, better known as "Green Dam", has been shown to have security flaws that could lead to the computer being taken over by malicious hackers.

The government has mandated that the software be installed on every computer in the country, a move described by Chinese computer experts as a "large-scale disaster".

To make matters worse, it's reported that the software only runs on Windows and only filters Internet Explorer. As a result, anyone using a Mac, Linux, or even just installing Firefox, has no problems accessing whatever content they like.

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