According to an article in the Wall Street Journal released today, US officials say they have evidence that Huawei use one backdoor to access mobile networks worldwide. Chinese society denies the accusations
The United States National Security Advisor, Robert O'Brien, said al WSJ: “We have evidence that Huawei it has the ability to secretly access sensitive and personal information in the systems it manages and sells worldwide. “
The Journal writes that gthere United States have classified the information with the highest level of secrecy until the end of last year, when i American officials they provided details to the allies, including the UK and the Germany. Nat the same time the administration Trump tried to convince them to eliminate Huawei equipment from their networks.
The WSJ It also reports that U.S. officials have said they have known about Huawei's backdoor access since 2009, when they observed the first equipment 4g of Huawei. The article also states that telecommunication equipment manufacturers, who sell products to operators, are kept by law to integrate hardware modes so that authority can access networks for lawful purposes. They are also required to build equipment so that the manufacturer cannot access it without the consent of the network operator.
The Wall Street Journal still writes that i U.S. officials claim that Huawei has built equipment that secretly preserves the manufacturer's ability to access networks through these interfaces without the knowledge of the operators. However, officials did not give details of where and how Huawei is able to access networks.
Huawei contested the latest allegations, as it has in the past, stating that it never has and will never do anything that could compromise or endanger network security and gods customer data. It also states that the United States have made the latest accusations without providing any type of concrete evidence and that no employee is authorized to access the network without explicit approval from the network operator.
The government of United States is moving to reduce the amount of equipment Huawei is ZTE in telecommunication networks. In November, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to ban equipment Huawei is ZTE in projects financed by FCC universal service fund (USF). The FCC president, Ajit Pai, stated that Huawei is ZTE have close ties to the Chinese communist government is the military apparatus and are subject to the Chinese laws that them oblige to cooperate extensively with any requests from the country's intelligence services and to keep those requests secret.
The ban is expected to hit smaller operators harder, since Huawei it turned to these by selling low-cost network devices. Large corporations, like AT & T, have long since replaced their equipment by abandoning the Chinese company as a supplier.