White House review finds no evidence of Huawei spying

 White House review finds no evidence of Huawei spying

A White House sanctioned review of the potential security risks posed by Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei has found no evidence of spying.

A White House sanctioned review of the potential security risks posed by Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei has found no evidence of spying.

 
Sources close to the 18-month long primarily classified inquiry told Reuters its findings, which may appease growing fears in the US and other countries that Huawei is supplying information to the Chinese government.
 
The company is not entirely off the hook, however, as the review found vulnerabilities in its networking gear that could be exploited by hackers, and there is always the possibility that these security holes were deliberately put there as a kind of back door for espionage.
 
 White House review finds no evidence of Huawei spying
 
Despite the potential clearing of Huawei's name, the US government is still on edge about it. It revealed that it banned the company from working on an emergency network last year, due to “national security concerns.”
 
The revelations follow calls from members of the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee to ostracise Huawei and ZTE from all US business deals, with a supposedly secret document accompanying their report highlighting cases of spying. The security fears are not limited to the US either, as Canada has banned Huawei from a government network deal, following a similar move by Australia.
 
Both Huawei and ZTE deny the allegations of spying and have vowed that their equipment is safe. The findings of this White House-backed report largely agree, but that is unlikely to quell suspicions of collusion with the Chinese government and does not cover information that might have been more recently revealed.
 
Source: Reuters