The report recommends excluding the companies from sensitive systems and for U.S. network providers to seek other vendors, among other things. In response, Huawei claims U.S. protectionism is the real reason behind the charges of Chinese government ties and potentially backdoored equipment.
But seemingly lost in all of the news is not whether Huawei can be trusted, but can it be hacked?
If you follow DEFCON news, you may already know that the answer is… yes.
So perhaps vendors have another less jingoistic reason why they wouldn't want to use Hauwei.