Apr 30, 2019

Vodafone found Huawei security flaws in Italy in 2009

AFP Vodafone has revealed that it found vulnerabilities in equipment supplied to it by Huawei in Italy 10 years ago. The mobile phone firm says it spotted security flaws in software that could have given Huawei unauthorised access to homes and businesses in the country. In January, Vodafone "Paused" the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks in Europe until Western governments resolved their security concerns about the company. "It's also worth saying that these vulnerabilities were mainly found in home routers, and there have been security flaws found in those supplied by other companies in the past." "Vodafone takes security extremely seriously and that is why we independently test the equipment we deploy to detect whether any such vulnerabilities exist. If a vulnerability exists, Vodafone works with that supplier to resolve it quickly."

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