Tag: Huawei

ZTE Says it is a Trusted Partner After US Security Concerns on Huawei

ZTE Says it is a Trusted Partner After US Security Concerns on Huawei

China’s ZTE corporation said last Thursday that it is a “trusted partner” of its customers in the US. The statement was made in light of recent security concerns issued by lawmakers and intelligence experts on Chinese espionage via its telecommunications companies. Huawei and ZTE got singled out by senators including Senate Intelligence Committee chair Sen. Richard Burr who suspected ties between the companies and the Chinese government. Both companies had already been investigated in 2012 for providing equipment that could be used for foreign espionage on critical US infrastructure. However, a ZTE spokesperson responded and said that the publicly traded […]

Huawei: Don’t Use National Security to Disguise Protectionism

Huawei: Don’t Use National Security to Disguise Protectionism

Addressing the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth last Friday, Huawei’s VP of Global Government Affairs Simon Lacey said that national security concerns should not be used as a “blank cheque” to justify protectionism. With remarks pointed at the national security exception invoked by US President Donald Trump’s Muslim-majority country travel ban, Lacey further argued that such exceptions should not be regulated under free trade agreements, but rather through the World Trade Organization (WTO). Lacey also addressed the Trump administration’s suspicions against their products and said that while they were a Chinese company, their hardware is made around […]

AT&T Pushed to Cut Ties with Huawei by US Lawmakers

AT&T Pushed to Cut Ties with Huawei by US Lawmakers

Two congressional aides recently revealed that US lawmakers are pressuring AT&T to sever commercial ties with Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The second largest wireless carrier in the US was warned of national security concerns and is apparently being ordered to block Huawei’s plans to enter the US telecom market. Prior to this, Congress already lobbied against a plan where AT&T offers Huawei devices to its customers. Observers have noted that the recent moves are in keeping with the harder line on policies taken by the Trump administration on issues ranging from Beijing’s role in restraining North Korea, […]

Bootloader Security Flaws Found in Codes from Major Chipset Vendors

Bootloader Security Flaws Found in Codes from Major Chipset Vendors

University of California-based researchers have found security flaws via BootStop, a tool they have created that automatically identifies vulnerabilities from bootloaders that launches the OS kernel when the device is powered on. The tool singled out six zero-day flaws from MediaTek, Qualcomm, Huawei, and Nvidia. Vendors have acknowledged 5 of the six security flaws. The researchers said that Huawei’s bootloader design makes the vulnerabilities more severe because it allows attackers to break the chain of trust, making detection more difficult.   They added that bootloaders are particularly reverse engineer, since it is closed source and hardware-specific. Source: Bleeping Computer