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Security Expert: Huawei Routers Riddled With Vulnerabilities 126

sabri writes "Cnet reports that German security expert Felix Lindner has unearthed several vulnerabilities in Huawei's carrier grade routers. These vulnerabilities could potentially enable attackers, or the Chinese government, to snoop on users' traffic and/or perform a man-in-the-middle attack. While these routers are mostly in use in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, they are increasingly being used in other parts of the world as well, because of their dirt-cheap pricing. Disclaimer: I work for one of their competitors." Via the H, you can check out the presentation slides. Yesterday Huawei issued a statement 'We are aware of the media reports on security vulnerabilities in some small Huawei routers and are verifying these claims...'
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Security Expert: Huawei Routers Riddled With Vulnerabilities

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  • by JohnnyMindcrime ( 2487092 ) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @09:26AM (#40855099)

    Actually, a back door is deliberately created to allow specific people to come into the system - like a known account name with a known password. Just because you know the back door is there doesn't mean you can use it if you don't know the user and password.

    A vulnerability tends to be as a result of poor design or a software bug - and not usually placed deliberately.

    That's a clear distinction...

  • by SpzToid ( 869795 ) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @10:12AM (#40855651)

    My gargantuan 3g USB-dongle mandated with my subscription from Telfort in the Netherlands is from Huwei. But I never use it, and instead have placed the SIM inside my Nokia N9 (which also tethers nicely). Still, I am claiming the Huwei tax here in the Netherlands

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