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Study of the White House says there is no evidence that Huawei is spying

Study of the White House says there is no evidence that Huawei is spying

(Cc) Trevor McGoldrick

A few days ago, the U.S. Congress considered that Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei were a “risk to internal security” and recommended that their computers are no longer used, because they could be spying on Americans at the request of the Chinese government (because they are Chinese companies). However, a commissioned by the on the risks that would mean using equipment determined that there is no evidence that the company is spying on instructions from China.

The 18-month study found that trust Huawei was risky for other reasons, certain vulnerabilities in the networking hardware that could be exploited by hackers.

Anyway, has opened speculation that such vulnerabilities were put in teams on purpose, to allow hackers (Chinese) entering the systems. Experts, however, have indicated that it is likely to be simply wrong code and lax procedures.

According to an anonymous source who said he worked on the report to Reuters, “we knew we really wanted government parties’ evidence of active espionage. “We would have found if it exists,” he said.

The congressional report also presented no evidence that Huawei and ZTE have spied or stolen information, although it included a secret annex not know its contents. In response, a spokesman for Huawei said are “an independent multinational USD $ 32,000 million, which would not risk its success or integrity of customer networks by any government or third party, ever.”

The ” cyberwar “has become an important topic in recent times, with the U.S. and as major antagonists, thereby suspicions on both sides have become older.

Link: Exclusive: White House review Finds no evidence of spying by Huawei (Reuters)

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