Chinese telecom giant’s pursuit of building the next generation of digital networks in the U.S. prompts outcry in Washington. Steve Kroft reports.

Huawei probed for security, espionage risk

October 7, 2012 4:33 PM

Huawei probed for security, espionage risk

Category: Television, Video, War/Defense

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10 Responses to “China Telecom Giant Huawei A Spy?”

  1. NoKidding says:

    All scare no data.
    Huawei wants sell more cellular base station hardware. The idea that it would inherently give them access to cell communications is analogous to the idea that the cable tv company can watch what’s going on in your bedroom through your tv screen. The base stations don’t do that.

  2. Artimus says:

    The Economist had an good and I thought balanced article on Huawei on 2AUG.

  3. DSS10 says:

    When Lucent (AKA Bell Labs) was put up for sale commerce let it be known up front that no Huawei bed would be considered for approval and even the Alcatel bid faced considerable review and objection due to French transgressions in the past. Huawei is renowned for poaching technology and violations of IP law and I believe that the Army still owns a large equity stake.

  4. Greg0658 says:

    saw it last nite .. signed in to remind what the kid has me go off on and our Donald Rumsfeld has a similarity to the Chinese General ## in early cable tv

    NoKid – you do understand the USgov needed AT&T to fab/open that closet here right? send signals for translation to pre-empt terror .. (see other things someone may see as useful – a byproduct)

    I do get your point – the hardware would need to route out to be of use ..
    but as a guy that learned coding (to a point for personal use – a guy can’t do it all) – cases: coders that have made damage by poke peek*

    so bottom line for me – its a shame** we have to outsourse – if our kids can’t do it – teach em – they need the jobs I hear … we have let the Chinese catch up which was needed for balance (why Iran needs the nuke) – an equal scale balance keeps peace .. imo – but alas it doesn’t make easy – servancy

    ** shame the $LawOpSys works like it does
    * me via words – (imo see it)

  5. ilsm says:


    “The base stations don’t do that.”

    They can and the US G wants to be there first.


    PLA has a navy, wants a skip jet carrier, and you cannot tell who is whom in Mainland China.

  6. NoKidding,

    take a peek @ “islm”‘s note (to you)..

    LSS: if don’t think that it’s ‘important’ to be “in the Middle” of, at least, ‘Two-Way’-Communications…please, Think, for a Change.

    btw, I’m, really, surprised that such a Comment was ‘penned’ under your ‘tagline’..

    (maybe, it was ‘spoofed’ (?))

  7. streeteye says:

    If I were Google, I wouldn’t use Huawei equipment LOL.

    If I were a telco, I wouldn’t use it in that closet that routes all the comms to the NSA either.

    And that flack is seriously not credible… in China companies don’t say no to the government, the CEO is not in charge, the company’s party secretary is, and the PLA basically started Huawei.

    A CNBC story a little while back.

    When Cisco’s operating system source code found its way into Huawei routers –

  8. theexpertisin says:

    Perhaps I have an unfair insight into Chinese companies such as Huawei, as one of my children is a Lt Col in the cyber warfare command. We talk.

    While the US does, indeed, attempt to extract information of a national security nature from adversaries, most efforts are playing defense against China, and to a much lesser extent Russian probes. The Chinese in particular are at war with us to extract all data possible from American companies of interest and within university research. At one large US company alone, Chinese hackers attempt over 15,000 penetrations per DAY. So-called “private” Chinese companies are but another arm of Chinese economic espionage. So are many (most) Chinese “students”, but that is another issue.

    Speaking of security, readers here should be aware that all cloud and other internet data that is important should be backed up on paper at least monthly. At some point, with economic warfare chaos being more valuable than blowing up a country to ashes, one’s paper records will be invaluable re-establishing property and identity.

  9. dsawy says:

    They’re certainly not afraid of outright IP theft. Code I wrote in a routing protocol was used in court to show that they stole source code from cisco Systems directly.

  10. StillFiguring says:

    Cisco did this to themselves.
    Cisco outsourced its manufacturing to China, in order to save a few dollars. Then Cisco was amazed to find copies of its equipment being manufactured in China and these copies being sold at cheaper prices.

    This practice of outsourcing manufacturing sure looks stupid now.