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A British parliamentary report says the government should have banned the use of gear from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies long before it did so, because of the danger it posed to its ties with its closest allies.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Them pesky Russians are up to no good again, trying to hack their way in to steal research about COVID-19 vaccines. The attack appears to have been carried out by a fat man who couldn't be bothered to even hide his IP address, so sophisticated was his approach.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 09:23

UK gives Huawei limited role in 5G network rollouts

The UK has announced that it will give Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies a limited role in the country's 5G networks, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab telling the House of Commons that additional security measures would be put in place to ensure that risk was properly mitigated.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A report on the security of Internet-of-Things devices made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, published by the hitherto unheard of company Finite State, claims that analysis of 9936 firmware images in 558 different products shows that these devices are less secure than those from other vendors like Juniper and Arista.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:42

UK gives Huawei green light for 5G role: report

British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly agreed to let Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies play a role in the rollout of 5G networks in the UK.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:17

Europe set to ignore US calls for Huawei ban

The European Commission is set to urge countries within the European Union to ignore calls from the United States to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from playing a role in 5G networks within the political bloc.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne does not think there will be in any change in the decision to ban the Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei Technologies from playing a role in the country's 5G networks.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:14

UK cyber chief says any Huawei risk is manageable

The UK is able to manage any potential security risks posed by using equipment from Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei, the chief of the country's National Cyber Security Centre has told a conference in Brussels, adding that there has been no indication of any suspicious activity by the company.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 08:07

New Zealand says will make own decision on Huawei

New Zealand says it will carry out its own risk-assessment to make a final decision on whether to use equipment from Chinese telecommunications gear maker Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Signals Directorate says it has, at present, no comment to make on reports that the UK's National Cyber Security Centre has found that any risks posed by equipment supplied by Chinese firm Huawei for 5G rollouts can be mitigated.

Published in Technology Regulation

A well-known security researcher claims that there is a massive conflict of interest in the UK's National Cyber Security Centre being a part of the the country's main spy agency, GCHQ, because the focus of the two organisations is at odds with each other.

Published in Security

Australia has blamed Russian state-sponsored hackers for what it says were attacks utilising routers in 2017 as a means to gain access to websites belonging to Australian companies.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:32

Britain sticks with Huawei, despite US fears

Intelligence chiefs in the US may have accused Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei of spying, but it appears that the UK has no qualms about working with the company.

Published in Security

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