A government led committee overseeing Huaweis equipment review in the UK said the companys engineering and security practices continued to be problematic, meaning it could only provide limited assurance that it could mitigate all risks to the UK network in the long term.
The report will put more pressure on Huawei. Huawei has repeatedly been plagued by U.S. sanctions and accusations that its products can be used for espionage.
The report acknowledges that while our software conversion process is still in its infancy, we have made some progress in improving our software engineering capabilities, a company spokesman said
Officials said the latest report is part of the governments annual review of Huaweis equipment used in the UK, which is for equipment in 2019 and has nothing to do with sanctions.
The report said the increased scrutiny means that the number of vulnerabilities found in Huaweis equipment in 2019 is significantly higher than that in the previous year, including a problem with the companys broadband products, which is considered to have national significance..
If an attacker understands these vulnerabilities and exploits them, it may affect the operation of the UK network and in some cases cause it to fail to function properly, the report said
Source of this article: Liu Fei, editor in charge of micro network_ NBJS10390