This confirms the warnings of many of Canada’s allies that Huawei can’t be trusted.
For years, we’ve been hearing officials from the U.S. and other Canadian allies warning that Huawei cannot be trusted.
And now, we have confirmation:
As noted by the Lawfare Blog, a recent Huawei claim indeed makes clear that there are backdoors installed in their products:
“But in the Journal story, Huawei itself has provided evidence that it builds backdoors into its products. In particular, the Journal quoted a senior Huawei official as saying that network access without operator permission “is extremely implausible and would be discovered immediately.” This statement is extremely significant in understanding what Huawei equipment can and cannot do.
Assuming that these words accurately represent the Huawei position, Huawei has not said that network access without operator permission is technically impossible—only that it is implausible and would be discovered immediately. These are very different claims. The first claim is that network access without operator permission categorically cannot happen. The second claim is that network access without operator permission can happen (though it is implausible) but that any such access would be discovered. Indeed, if an event does not and cannot happen, what would be there to discover?”
The reporter adds the following:
“So there you have it. A senior Huawei official has acknowledged that network access without operator permission is technically possible, as Huawei has gone from saying “it cannot happen” to “it can happen but someone would notice it.””
Now, ask yourself this:
Do you really think a company controlled by China’s ruthless Communist Party would really pass up the opportunity to build a vast global surveillance network? And do you really think China’s government and government-controlled state entities can be trusted?
This is yet more reason why the government must ban Huawei from Canada’s 5G networks, and it’s a disgrace that it hasn’t happened yet.
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