As published by Bloomberg, Vodafone found hidden loopholes in the network Huawei equipment. These results occurred in 2011 and were resolved in 2012. Despite the fact that the rear doors were closed, this information, which of course does not help to improve the image of the company, based in Shenzhen (China).
Vodafone rear doors found in Huawei routers
Homeland Security Vodafone document data collection between 2009 and 2011 years, the company has identified hidden loopholes in the software, which would give access to Huawei in its fixed network in Italy, which serve millions of customers. Vodafone would ask Huawei removal of these gaps in home routers in 2011.
Some time later he received confirmation that the security doors were closed, and further tests confirmed that security holes present. In addition to the routers where hg556a Huawei may be one of those affected, Vodafone rear doors also hidden elsewhere.
In this case, he found network nodes of fiber optic and gateways. They & # 39 are key elements in optical transport signal that causes users to enjoy these compounds with maximum speed. At the moment they have not been disclosed in more detail about these hidden backdoor.
As we know, the tailgate provides access (backdoor in English) is a sequence in the source code, you can prevent access security for login. Sometimes developers leave their maintenance, but if they fall into the hands they should not be used for identity theft (or worse).
Vodafone confirmed that personal data They were not compromised by the presence of these security breaches. For its part, Huawei has confirmed that it had been resolved, as they were discovered in 2011 and 2012, the official position Huawei He has just been published a few moments ago:
"We are aware of the vulnerabilities that have occurred in 2011 and 2012, which were considered at the time. Software vulnerabilities with & # 39 are a challenge for the entire industry. As with all providers of ICT technologies, we are a well-organized community and armor notification process, and when a vulnerability, we work closely with our partners to take appropriate action. "