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Why Huawei Has Congress Worried
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dburgess00
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10/10/2012 | 10:07:21 PM
re: Why Huawei Has Congress Worried
The concern here is not design flaws or security shortcomings, but about deliberate back doors. The most dangerous vulnerabilities will not be revealed through testing, but only through a complete tear-down and reverse-engineering of every device. The real answer is for the telecom industry to understand that closed, locked-down, proprietary systems are inherently untrustworthy. Open source is a safer way. http://openbts.blogspot.com
tkomperda606
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10/10/2012 | 3:30:31 AM
re: Why Huawei Has Congress Worried
The U.S. government didn't intervene when the U.S. Telecom Industry was going down the tubes and U.S. Companies like Lucent and Tellabs were losing money and laying thousands of people off. These jobs are gone forever and there are still people from that industry that are out of work. The Chinese moved in and cleaned up what remained (from an economic standpoint)and now we're getting the public all alarmed about a security issue. I'm not saying that there aren't hacking and espionage initiatives to be concerned with (with all of the major powers like China, U.S. Russia, Israel, other parts of Asia, etc.), but this is more so a situation where China is kicking our ass once again from an economic perspective. We continue to give up our leadership positions in various industries and technologies and other countries are more than happy to come in and improve their economic situation to our detriment. Then our politicians proclaim that we need to generate more jobs! Or, that we should be concerned about spies!
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10/9/2012 | 6:06:57 PM
re: Why Huawei Has Congress Worried
This isn't a financial issue, it's a security concern. So we can't show proof of these two companies spying on others via their Chinese designed and built network devices, do we want to be the first to find out after it's installed? It's too late then.

Example: years ago, the U.S. needed a new embassy built in Moscow, and we trusted local, (then Soviet) contractors to build it. Before it was completed, American teams inspected, it was so riddled with bugs and spy devices built into the floors, walls, ceilings, fixtures, etc., that it had to be torn down and rebuilt by American teams sent over there. Do we want to learn from history, or not? Same exact situation here, only much worse if it ever got deployed nationally. How could anyone be so naive as to think the Chinese government would let a once in a lifetimre opportunity like this to pass by.

In all fairness, if the shoe were on the other foot and Cisco was invited to build out China's or Russia's telecom infrastructure, you can bet the CIA would to exactly the same thing...
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10/9/2012 | 1:32:38 PM
re: Why Huawei Has Congress Worried
when will we realize the Chinese are trying to be the financial powerhouse of the world and that we are so greedy we are giving it to them for short term gain? Our corporations are so bent on making the next quarter's goals that they are selling the US out. We are not just giving away our leadership position in the world, we are shoveling it out to them as fast as we can for the almighty buck. When we will look a little past the end of our greedy little noses and start investing in our own country at the expense of the investors.


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