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DEF CON on (hacked) Huawei Routers, \'You get what you pay for\'

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    Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas: Hackers at Def Con 20 gathering on Sunday were shown how to easily slip into computer networks through some routers made by Chinese electronics colossus Huawei Technologies.  

    \"For the 20th anniversary of Def Con the gift hits China,\" Recurity Labs chief Felix \"FX\" Lindner said as he opened his presentation.

    \"Nobody needs a back door; this is plausible deniability,\" he quipped as he detailed weaknesses in three small Huawei routers that could be exploited using basic hacking techniques. \"You get what you pay for. Sorry.\"

    Lindner and his teammate Gregor Kopf were particularly troubled that Huawei has not issued any security advisories about its routers to warn users to take precautions.

    \"These machines have serious security issues,\" Kopf told AFP. \"In my eyes, the greatest danger is that you don\'t know how vulnerable it is; you\'re left in the dark.\"  \"It looks pretty bad,\" Kopf said.

    Huawei, founded by a former People\'s Liberation Army engineer, has established itself as a major force in the global telecoms industry where its technology is widely used to build mobile phone networks.

    Huawei is battling an image problem in the broader technology market due to its perceived close ties with the Chinese military and government.  

    It was recently blocked from bidding for contracts on Australia\'s ambitious national broadband project, reportedly due to concerns about cyber-security.  

    The company has in the past also run afoul of US regulators and lawmakers because of worries over its links with the Chinese military and Beijing -- fears that Huawei has dismissed.  

    \"It doesn\'t really matter how much intention is behind the quality that we see,\" said Lindner. \"If you can take over people\'s routers you can get into their stuff. People need to verify what they are dealing with before they buy.\"





  • Ang sabi ng dating kung friend na network engr. sa cisco hongkok. Dalawa daw ang ip network sa tsina. Yun isa conventional na ip network based sa western similar sa gamit natin at yun isa internal national network nila. Parang giant proxy web daw yun internal network nila. Hindi daw gumagamit na conventional ip address system tulad sa atin at tapos naka monitor daw lahat all datapacket coming in and out ng gobyerno nila. yun mga router daw doon written in chinese character instruction para hindi maintidihan ng mga taga labas. si huawei daw yun supplier na router na gamit doon kaya may possibility yun mga router na rin na yan naka rating na sa ating bansa. Ang naka takot sa mga equipt. na yan may capability siya na may back door access at mahirap ma detect ng mga western security devices na mga firewall kasi ibang linguahe ang gamit. Most likely yun mga datacom equipt. na yan naka latag na sa mga network ng mga local telco natin kaya sigurado may security exposure na tayo whether we like it or not.

    Ang best counter prevention if mag sent kayo ng sensitive na data better gamit kayo ng vpn from end to end. Tapos use encryption software that can be encrypt during transmission and decryption at receiving end.
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  • Hinandle namin tong hotel na to sa call centre na pinapasukan ko at masasabi ko naman talaga na dumugo ilong ko sa mga hinandle kong guest sobrang techie!!! Puro linux pa ung software na gamit nila! Eh ang alam ko lang windows saka mac hhahahahaha!
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  • Here\'s the pdf copy of the \"Investigative Report on the U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE\"

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    Read and judge for yourselves
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