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Huawei ban driven by security, trade considerations

The recent U.K. ban on the use of Huawei technology in its 5G wireless network is likely as much about salvaging the deteriorating U.S.-U.K. Sino relationship and restoring trade normalcy as it is about security. “There are clearly legitimate security concerns around Huawei, particularly given that as a result of the trade ban, equipment will…
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Former federal CIO: Efforts to ban Huawei ‘don’t make any sense to me’

Recent U.S. efforts to ban the federal use of telecommunications equipment from Huawei Technologies and other Chinese companies are “malaligned” and “don’t make any sense to me,” said former Federal CIO Tony Scott in a podcast interview with SC Media. Scott, who served under former President Barack Obama and now operates as chairman of his own…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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Justice Dept. expands Huawei indictment, charging 5G espionage

The U.S. government expanded its year-old lawsuit against Chinese tech firm Huawei, alleging the company conducted cyber espionage on six American competitors in an attempt to steal trade secrets to gain an unfair advantage. Filed in the federal court’s Southern District in Brooklyn, the indictment charges that Huawei’s activities violated racketeering laws by illegally gaining…
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U.K. will allow Huawei limited role in 5G network

Breaking with the U.S. stance on Huawei, the U.K. will let the company participate in building its 5G network but said it would put a secure framework in place to protect the network from high-risk vendors.  ”We want world-class connectivity as soon as possible but this must not be at the expense of our national…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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Huawei meeting with bug bounty hackers

Huawei, the subject of a U.S. government ban amid allegations that China might force the company to spy on others, will reveal a bug bounty program for its mobile devices and new HarmonyOS operating system, to top phone hackers in Munich during a secret meetup Nov. 16. The tech company is likely trying to convince…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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Huawei accuses U.S. of cyberattacks, pressing employees to spy

In a barrage of tweets, Huawei accused the U.S. government of resorting to a battery of actions, including launching cyberattacks, to disrupt its business and coerce companies and other countries to ban the embattled telecommunications company’s products. The U.S. used cyberattacks “to infiltrate Huawei’s intranet and internal information,” the company tweeted and reiterated in a…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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U.S. renews temporary license allowing companies to sell to Huawei, adds 45 to blacklist

The Commerce Department Tuesday renewed a temporary license that allows U.S. companies to sell their products to Huawei but blacklisted exporting products to 45 companies associated with the Chinese technology firm. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross justified the 90-day renewal in a release, saying that “more time is necessary to prevent any disruption.” In May, amid…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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Huawei products riddled with backdoors, zero days and critical vulnerabilities

Huawei’s problems keep piling up as a security firm specializing in IoT devices found numerous vulnerabilities across the company’s entire product line. Finite State said it scanned more than 1.5 million files embedded within nearly 10,000 firmware images supporting 558 products looking for risks including hard-coded backdoor credentials, unsafe use of cryptographic keys, indicators of…
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