[LINK] The Huawei 5G debate

Robert Brockway robert at timetraveller.org
Fri Mar 15 12:04:33 AEDT 2019

On Fri, 15 Mar 2019, David wrote:

> Spyware in exported network equipment isn't anything new, it's been 
> happening for 20 years.  But I think the potential increase in 
> vulnerability with increasing organisational complexity is a worry.

Sweden identied foreign developed software as a potential threat to 
national security as far back as the 1970s, although I'm not sure they 
ever did much about it.

Free and open source software (FOSS) can be properly audited before use in 
sensitive areas.  Proprietary software can too under an NDA.  Quite a few 
organisations have access to the source code of Microsoft Windows for 

This gets a bit more complicated when talking about firmware in an access 
point but methods exist to verify the binary.

This is an under-recognised problem.



> David L.
> On Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:03:00 AEDT Stephen Loosley wrote:
>> By Jeremy Mitchell, the Director of Corporate & Public Affairs for Huawei Australia, sharing his views on the 5G debate.
>> By Jeremy Mitchell
>> https://huaweihub.com.au/australia-pays-for-malcolms-5g-muddle
>> [...]
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