Huawei 5G Security Implications

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Huawei 5G Security Implications

Post by Accrete »

They were talking about this on the news yesterday. One of our telecom companies is moving forward with using some Huawei gear as they move to 5G.
Security experts say that 5G supply chain concerns should be taken seriously – whether it’s in the context of Huawei or not.

The controversy over Huawei’s involvement in the 5G telecom gear market ratcheted up a notch this week. U.S. officials said they have evidence that the Chinese equipment giant has had access to backdoors inside mobile carrier networks for more than 10 years.

Officials are trying to make the case that the U.S. and its allies should ban Huawei from supplying infrastructure for 5G networks going forward, due to what they say is the possibility of widespread, Beijing-backed espionage.

Huawei rejected the allegations, and other countries around the world are continuing to build networks using the vendor’s gear despite the U.S. position on the vendor. But security experts say that 5G supply-chain concerns should be taken seriously – whether it’s in the context of Huawei or not...
Huawei Controversy Highlights 5G Security Implications
February 14, 2020

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Re: Huawei 5G Security Implications

Post by Colbyt »

If they want to hack the network most likely they will no matter what hardware is used. A built in back door would make it easier.
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