Telecom giant Vodafone has spilled the beans on a security lapse by Huawei that happened years ago. Apparently, it has told Bloomberg that Huawei had hidden backdoors in the software for its equipment. The Chinese electronics manufacturer had supplied telecom equipment to Vodafone for the latter’s Italian operations.
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Huawei calls it an industry-wide challenge
Responding to the Bloomberg report, Huawei told that the vulnerabilities as an industry-wide challenge. “Like every ICT vendor we have a well-established public notification and patching process, and when a vulnerability is identified we work closely with our partners to take the appropriate corrective action,” it said in a statement.
The company is already facing criticism in Western markets such as the US over fears of China spying on communications.