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Vodafone found ‘Hidden Backdoors’ in Huawei equipment

Vodafone found ‘Hidden Backdoors’ in Huawei equipment (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Vodafone Italy discovered “hidden backdoors” in Huawei equipment that would have allowed the Chinese company to access users’ home networks as well as Vodafone’s Italian fixed-line network, reports Bloomberg. The vulnerabilities were discovered between 2009 and 2011 in Huawei’s home internet routers, as well as its equipment used in parts of Vodafone’s network infrastructure. “The vulnerabilities described in the Vodafone reports from 2009 and 2011 have all the characteristics of backdoors.” The revelations come as Huawei’s role in future 5G networks is under intense scrutiny worldwide over fears that its equipment could be exploited to aid in China’s intelligence efforts. Along with issues affecting its networking equipment, Vodafone Italy also identified issues with Huawei’s home internet routers, which Vodafone believed would give Huawei backdoor access to both local machines and wide-area networks.

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