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Nuanced Approach Needed to Deal With Huawei 5G Security Concerns
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ChristopherJames
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4/16/2019 | 4:01:05 AM
Already in the market
It sounds like a fair deal to me since they are indeed able to provide the technology that is needed and they are already in the market. Since there is still an underlying concern over their security lapses, perhaps that component could be addressed separately so as not to disregard their credibility fully.
ChadL196
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4/2/2019 | 1:49:29 PM
why not all vendors?
There's certainly reasonable grounds for concern over Huawei, but clearly intentionally or not, vendors like Cisco are also at risk of compromise by their own governments. So stricter 3rd party oversight, testing and scrutiny like Huawei is facing are probably good things for any vendor in that space. 
schopj
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4/2/2019 | 10:02:27 AM
Sounds like they are playing dumb
When looking at the report from the UK, it looks an awful lot like Huwei might be introducing vulnerabilities on purpose while playing dumb and hoping no one notices.  It sounds like their development process is to blame for this.  So, either by design or due to bad development processes, the result is the same, Huwei products are likely to contain backdoors and vulnerabilities that could be exploited by not only the Chinese government, but any government who finds these vulnerabilities before the InfoSec community does.  


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