Huawei working with hacker critics
Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei is working with one of its toughest critics to reduce its hacking vulnerabilities
John Suffolk, the company's global cybersecurity chief, said at a cybersecurity conference in New Delhi that he was sending a team of engineers to talk to German security researcher Felix Lindner, who has exposed vulnerabilities in the company's routers, from its $100 home internet devices to multi-million dollar equipment run by telecommunications companies.
"We've very much taken on board Felix's views and you'll see over the coming period we've got a whole host of significant operations to deal with these issues," he said. The move is a departure for Huawei, which has been battling critics on several fronts. It was last year blocked from bidding for a multi-billion dollar national broadband network contract in Australia over cybersecurity fears.