Trump May Ban Huawei, ZTE Tech From US Networks Before MWC 2019

Samuel White

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ZTE and Huawei are banned in several European countries already because of security issues. One had to do with company leaks and security documents.
 

shrapnel_indie

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If you want everyone to use your equipment with "eavesdropping"/man-in-the-middle/etc. type capabilities, you can't make junk and expect them to use it.
 
FACEBOOK is horrible at security too. Any company that is a privacy or security issue should be held accountable, but how much fault lies with a lack of REGULATION??

Maybe instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water for Huawei somebody use the opportunity to address the OTHER issues China has like Intellectual Property Theft?

These issues are complicated so I don't hold out much hope for the USA's current Administration who's all over the place to address them properly, but had the USA not dropped out of the TPP this would be a perfect opportunity to look at the major issues and address them.
 

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Here's a story,


I used to work IT at a Biotech (Pfizer) with lots of Dr.'s (researchers) from China. They would go home for vacation or for business, and after they would come back, their laptops would be completely jacked up with software, and this was really bizarre, because there were ample security measures.

The thing is, I was the person to provision those laptops using Pfizers imaging systems, and they were on complete lockdown. They were encrypted, monitored, and without Admin privileges of ANY kind, there was nothing that could be installed or altered.

In fact, I tried (with admin powers) to see what I could do to figure out loopholes or security issues--and man, the Pfizer imaging system was locked down. It was covered in anti-malware/spyware/virus software.

Yet, when they came back from China (the place I now live ironically), impossibly, there was ALL sorts of stuff installed on their systems. At the time, I didn't think anything of it---I figured it was just some bad luck with some malware at a web site, and also as an IT guy, you have to triage your work--easier to backup the data and reimage in 45 minutes, than to spend days trying to figure it all out.

But then it happened again, and again. Each time they returned, I would save their data and completely re-image the machine. To this day, I have no idea how it was done. I'm smart enough and I couldn't do it, at all.

Relationships were better with China back then, so nobody was on guard or suspicious, and my job was to just make sure people could do their work, not to waste time investigating anomalies.

Anyway--I changed my profession and I'm an English teacher in China now :) go figure. I'll let someone else figure it all out, I traded in computers for children, who are much more entertaining. :) --and man Huawei has some really nice hardware, so it's unfortunate (or inconvenient) that this happens while I'm here!
 
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NOT security .. Huawei is growing fast and in no time it will beat Apple and Other US comanies . and by banning their sales in US and EU they make them lose half a billion customers and hence never beating US companies.

Security ? heh ..
 
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Security threat? Any proof? Thought US was a free country? I think US is more of a communist country. They can ban anyone simply by using the excuse "Threat to our country, and we won't remove the ban until the investigation is complete." Yes, the investigation can take 50 years.....or longer.
 

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Whatever...they got caught red handed farming data from people using their products with buried tech inside the devices. Good luck to you.
 
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aaaand google is not doing that ?

 

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