British intelligence has recently forced Huawei Technologies to correct a serious critical vulnerability in its products that the government believes is threatening the country’s security. The UK government has discovered “critical vulnerabilities faced by users” in the system related to fixed broadband products of China’s telecommunications giant.
According to the Oversight Board of Huawei Cyber Security Assessment Center, the problem was caused by poor code quality and outdated operating system. The center was built by the company together with the government to allow the British National Cyber Security Center to test its hardware and software.
The detected security problem has been fixed, but the released fix has created a new “serious problem”, which is said to be caused by “persisting shortcomings in Huawei’s technological processes”. The report states that this event has “national significance”, with the full description of the problem temporarily hidden from Huawei during the assessment of the potential impact of the threat.
Earlier it became known that the UK excluded Huawei from its 5G-supplier infrastructure and ordered companies to remove Huawei equipment from existing networks by 2027. At the same time, the U.S. authorities strongly recommend to follow the same path to other European countries.
The head of Huawei’s Italian division, President Luigi De Vecchis, said that the company offers everyone to conduct a thorough study of its technology and 5G equipment.