U.S. government claims Huawei has compromised law enforcement back doors in phone networks
The battle between Huawei and the U.S. government over spying allegations reveals no indicators of stopping. Last month, the Department of Commerce tried to put extra commerce limits on Huawei, and now the federal government is claiming Huawei has back doors in varied cell networks the world over.
Per a report from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. officers are warning that Huawei can covertly entry cellular phone networks worldwide by means of the usage of back doors designed to be used by law enforcement, and has apparently had this functionality for greater than a decade. U.S. officers reportedly saved the data labeled till late final yr, when particulars had been introduced to the United Kingdom, Germany, and different allied nations.
Huawei denied the allegations, because it has denied all earlier reviews of spying. “We emphatically reject these latest allegations. Again, groundless accusations are being repeated without providing any kind of concrete evidence,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement to The Wall Street Journal.
Of course, the U.S. government might take this as a lesson that creating back doors in communications and encryption for law enforcement can result in unintended safety flaws, however one way or the other I do not suppose this can change officers’ minds.