Hack In The Box: researcher reveals ease of Huawei router access
Researcher Felix "FX" Lindner has just revealed to attendees of his talk at security conference Hack In The Box how easy it is to gain access to Huawei routers and telco equipment, spelling out how backdoor access is not necessary if an attacker wants to get in and access traffic that runs through them.
He told the packed room in Kuala Lumpur, "I don't know if there are backdoors - but it doesn't matter since there are so many vulnerabilities."
Lindner showed that code running the routers - used by billions worldwide - is shockingly dated and riddled with security holes. While he says he has not found any new vulnerabilities per se, he says he has discovered some revelatory "special features." These "special features" include the telco's bootloader protection - where one would set a password to protect against loading new software.
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