Re: "It's been an Honor serving with you but you're our 'competitors' now"
>> Huawei has no special brief or position in terms of any supposed intrusions of Chinese government interests.
Honestly, such authoritative statements make me wonder if these commentors are Chinese agents.
Like how do you know? What if the instruction is to deliver via a future FW update in 2023 for eg?
From the UK Huawei oversight board's own report:
"5.7The Oversight Board continues to be able to provide only limited assurance that the long-term security risks can be managed in the Huawei equipment currently deployed in the UK. However, this does not suggest that UK networks are more vulnerable than last year."
"At present, the Oversight Board has not yet seen anything to give it confidence in Huawei’s capacity to successfully complete the elements of its transformation programme that it has proposed as a means of addressing these underlying defects. The Board will require sustained evidence of better software engineering and cyber security quality verified by HCSEC and NCSC;"
"Overall, the Oversight Board can only provide limited assurance that all risks to UK national security from Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s critical networks can be sufficiently mitigated long-term."
"However, as highlighted in previous reports, HCSEC’s work has continued to identify concerning issues in Huawei’s approach to software development bringing significantly increased risk to UK operators, which requires ongoing management and mitigation. This is unchanged from last year;"
"No they were bought in 2020." I hear you say... I say this is your source! But I'll humour you and pull the report from 2018 then...
"Due to areas of concern exposed through the proper functioning of the mitigation strategy and associated oversight mechanisms, the Oversight Board can provide only limited assurance that all risks to UK national security from Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s critical networks have been sufficiently mitigated."
"3.9 The previous Oversight Board report spoke to two significant issues. The first of these was the extraction by Huawei HQ of a subset of source code from configuration managed repositories for onward delivery to HCSEC. The second was the failure of Huawei R&D to repeatably build a product to a consistent binary. As described in the previous Oversight Board report, this means that any assurance provided by the overall risk management strategy, and therefore the Oversight Board, is currently limited. "
The issue with inconsistent binaries was only identified in 2017, which remained unresolved in 2018.
Basically prior to 2017, they were setting up an ongoing "mitigation strategy and oversight mechanism", which once setup brought out issues that Huawei isn't/hasn't been resolving.
What made you think the UK Huawei oversight board has ever blessed Huawei as safe and no risk to national security?
If you think the report is bought, why wasn't it before? Because you like the answer?
Either it is an authorative source or it isn't.