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GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment

GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment

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Cyber security analysts tasked with investigating Huawei equipment used in the UK's telecommunications networks discovered a "nationally significant" vulnerability last year.Investigators at the UK's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) found an issue so severe that it was withheld from the company, according to an oversight report published on Thursday. Vulnerabilities are usually software design failures which could allow hostile actors (in particular the Chinese state when it comes to Huawei) to conduct a cyber attack. They are not necessarily intentional and can't be seen as an indication of any hostile intent on the part of the developers themselves. There is a hypothetical concern that Beijing could purposefully design some kind of deniable flaw in Huawei's equipment w...
Prosecutor: Huawei defense turning US extradition into trial

Prosecutor: Huawei defense turning US extradition into trial

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A Canadian prosecutor says by requesting the inclusion of additional evidence the defense team for a Chinese executive wanted in the U.S. is coming close to turning an extradition hearing into a trialBy JIM MORRIS Associated PressSeptember 29, 2020, 9:41 PM• 3 min readVANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A Canadian prosecutor says by requesting the inclusion of additional evidence the defense team for a Chinese executive wanted in the United States is coming close to turning an extradition hearing into a trial.Canada arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei at Vancouver’s airport in late 2018. The U.S. wants Meng Manzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, extradited to face fraud charges. Her arrest infuriated Beijing.The U.S. accuses Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company called Skycom
US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

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A Huawei executive says that recent U.S. sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the company, hurting the growth of its smartphone businessBy ZEN SOO AP Technology WriterSeptember 10, 2020, 9:23 AM• 2 min readHONG KONG -- A Huawei executive says that recent U.S. sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the company, hurting the growth of its smartphone business.Richard Yu, president of Huawei Technologies’ consumer business, said at a company conference for developers on Thursday that the company has still managed to gain a 51% market share in the Chinese smartphone industry.The U.S. has imposed various sanctions on Huawei, citing national security concerns. The latest, ordered in August, restrict foreign semiconductor com
Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions

Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions

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An executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says it is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctionsBy JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterAugust 8, 2020, 1:30 PM3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- Chinese tech giant Huawei is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions and will be forced to stop production of its own most advanced chips, a company executive says, in a sign of growing damage to Huawei’s business from American pressure. Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the biggest producers of smartphones and network equipment, is at the center of U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and security. The feud has spread to include the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and China-based messaging service We
Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

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The UK's mobile providers are being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December, and they must also remove all the Chinese firm's 5G kit from their networks by 2027.Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons of the decision.It follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which claims the firm poses a national security threat - something Huawei denies.Mr Dowden said the move would delay the country's 5G rollout by a year.The technology promises faster internet speeds and the capacity to support more wireless devices, which should be a boon to everything from mobile gaming to higher-quality video streams, and even in time driverless cars that talk to each other. 5G connections are already available in dozens of UK cities and town...