The US alleges that Huawei violated these laws by "buil[ding] equipment that secretly preserves the manufacturer's ability to access networks through these interfaces without the carriers' knowledge," the Journal article said.
US officials say they have evidence that Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks around the world, according to a Wall Street Journal article published today.
Encryption weaknesses added to products sold by Crypto AG allowed the CIA and its German counterpart, the BND, to eavesdrop on adversaries and allies alike while earning million of dollars from the sales, according the Washington Post and the German public broadcaster ZDF, based on the agencies’ internal histories of the intelligence operation.
LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is making a final pitch to Britain ahead of a UK decision on whether to upgrade its telecoms network with Huawei equipment, amid threats to cut intelligence-sharing ties, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Joe Biden’s record on privacy issues extends back to at least 1994 when, as a US Senator from Delaware, he introduced the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).
The device is one of several spy tools manufactured by a Chinese company called Semptian, which has supplied the equipment to authoritarian governments in the Middle East and North Africa, according to two sources with knowledge of the company’s operations.
The comments from Nokia's CTO came in light of research from Finite State, which published a scathing report claiming that "Huawei devices quantitatively pose a high risk to their users.
Following the U.S. Government’s decision on technology developed by Chinese manufacturers, multiple investors from Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejian Dahua Technology (the two largest surveillance camera manufacturers in the world) decided to get rid of the company’s shares because, according to the cybersecurity specialists, they fear that the impact of this decision will be extended to the rest of their business.
The same news item includes details about the concerns of Christopher Krebs, director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: First, Krebs said, “the quality of the engineering is not great, and so there are a number of vulnerabilities that are left open on the box, so China and other capable actors – Russia, Iran, North Korea – could exploit the vulnerabilities”.
The fact that third-party companies are failing to remove user data from devices they're selling is even more alarming -- and can lead to major privacy and financial consequences for everyone involved.
Even before Spalding began working on his report, the telecom companies were rolling out what they were calling their new 5G services in test markets around the country.
LONDON — Britain publicly chastised China's Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new "significant technical issues," increasing pressure on the company as it battles Western allegations that Beijing could use its gear for spying.
It requires hardware manufacturers of most devices sending and receiving radio signals to implement a barrier that disallows installing software which has not been certified by the manufacturer. It will send a signal to the European Commission that there are people who care about freedom on radio devices.
New laws Hunt and Britain’s most senior civil servant, Mark Sedwill, are said to be backing the plan that will allow the government to prohibit Chinese firms like Huawei from participating in any 5G mobile network rollouts in the UK and all “strategically significant “technology.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada should ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday.
“The bulk equipment interference power permits the UK intelligence services to hack at scale by allowing a single warrant to cover entire classes of property, persons or conduct,” explained Scarlet Kim, legal officer at Privacy International, which has taken the government to court over GCHQ’s hacking activities abroad.
“In 2016, following the acquisition of EE, we began a process to remove Huawei equipment from the core of our 3G and 4G mobile networks, as part of network architecture principles in place since 2006,” BT said.
New Zealand is barring China’s Huawei on national-security grounds from supplying equipment for next-generation mobile networks, and in doing so has become the third member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance to take action against the huge Shenzen-based telecom-gear maker.
Officials have spoken to their counterparts and telecom bosses in Germany, Italy, Japan and other friendly countries where the Chinese company's equipment is already in use, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
"The targeted use of surveillance equipment used during investigations into drug trafficking, human smuggling, human trafficking and other illicit activities is consistent with other federal law-enforcement agencies," ICE officials wrote in an emailed statement to KHOU 11.
Cyber security is increasingly a national security matter; think: cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure or military equipment (like power grids and satellites). Many countries are responding to these threats, including Canada, which has a new National Cyber Security Strategy.
The information I found on the drives, including candidates, precincts, and the number of votes cast on the machine, were not encrypted. By using a $15 palm-sized device, my team was able to exploit a smart chip card, allowing us to vote multiple times.