Def Con Hacks Huawei
9:45 AM -- This is just the sort of ammunition that the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee was looking to load into its east-facing guns. (See More Chinese Whispers.)
Staff from Recurity Labs exposed a number of security flaws in routers made by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. during the annual Def Con event for hackers in Las Vegas (July 26-29), reports AFP.
The assessment of the routers' security flaws was pretty damning, not least because there are reportedly no security advisories from Huawei about the alleged flaws. And while the equipment tested by the hackers didn't include any of the carrier-grade equipment deployed in operator networks, this case will no doubt be referenced in reports about the security threats posed by network equipment developed by Chinese vendors.
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading