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[ISN] Huawei embracing its hacker critics, security chief says
By Jeremy Wagstaff and Lee Chyen Yee
The Sydney Morning Herald
November 1, 2012
Under-fire Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei is reaching out to
one of its sternest critics: a hacker who accused it of making shoddy
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
"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 of sorts 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 cyber-security fears.
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