Vodafone Found Hidden Backdoors in Huawei Equipment
While the carrier says the issues found in 2011 and 2012 were resolved at the time, the revelation may further damage the reputation of a Chinese powerhouse.
Vodaphone reveals that it found "hidden backdoors" in Huawei's equipment that would have allowed unauthorized Chinese monitoring of private communications.
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Cracking scoop: Europe’s biggest phone company identified vulnerabilities in #Huawei equipment at least a decade ago (for #Vodafone's Italian business, hidden backdoors in software)
Vodafone reveals hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment that could have made its fixed-line network in Italy vulnerable
Vodafone asked Huawei to remove backdoors in home internet routers in 2011 and received assurances from the supplier that the issues were fixed, but further testing revealed that the security vulnerabilities remained. By
Jean Mittelstadt 马奇山
“hidden backdoors in the software that could have given Huawei unauthorized access to the carrier’s fixed-line network in Italy, a system that provides internet service to millions of homes and businesses”
Huawei's gear allegedly had hidden backdoors in one European network
Ian Miles Cheong
That internet router you have in your apartment? If it's Huawei, China's got full access to run surveillance on everything you're doing. Worst thing is ISPs have deals with Huawei to use their consumer products. It's a million Chinese Trojan Horses.
#Huawei saga continues: Vodafone acknowledged to
that it identified hidden back doors in software in 2011 that could have given Huawei unauthorized access to V/f fixed-line network in Italy. H/w is 4th largest V/f supplier in Europe.
According to this Bloomberg report, in 2011 Vodafone told Huawei to remove its telnet access to some routers they'd sold Vodafone. Huawei said it had done so. Vodafone found it hadn't. Huawei then said it was necessary for ongoing support.
Guess who's a bigger national security threat than Huawei? The one who allows Huawei to operate. Or in simpler words, Theresa May.
Speaking of supply chain attacks, some persistently unfixed vulnerabilities in Huawei gear. Article irritatingly uses “vulnerability” synonymously with “backdoor”, though it’s particularly murky here.
Telnet. The “back door” is Telnet.