UK watchdog slams Huawei over ‘serious’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities

A UK government cybersecurity watchdog has once again raised serious concerns about Huawei’s security practices, the Financial Times reports. The report comes from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board, an organisation set up by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre to evaluate the security risks posed by using Huawei’s equipment in critical national infrastructure.

HCSEC’s report does not claim to have found any direct evidence of state-backed espionage. However, what it does do is criticise Huawei’s “basic engineering competence and cyber security hygiene,” which could be exploited in the future in a future cybersecurity attack. In particular:

“HCSEC has continued to find serious vulnerabilities in the…

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