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Re: huawei
From: Scott Helms <khelms () zcorum com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 08:10:29 -0400


This I agree with and in fact I said in earlier parts of this conversation
that the existence of a kill switch and/or backdoor in Huawei gear wouldn't
surprise me at all.  Of course I'd say the same thing about pretty much all
the gear manufacturers and its really just a question of who has or can get
access to that information for a given manufacturer.

Scott Helms
Vice President of Technology
(678) 507-5000

On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 7:57 AM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia () gmail com> wrote:

On 6/15/13, Scott Helms <khelms () zcorum com> wrote:
 They're terrible places for gathering non-targeted information because
amount of data flowing through them means that that the likelihood of any
give packet having any value is very very low.  If the goal includes

The probability of a  low-likelihood or infrequent event approaches
100%,  given sufficient time, persistence, and creativity.    Even if
1%  or less of packets passing through are interesting;  that happens
to be more than enough  to provide a snoop gains, and cause damage to
a legitimate user.

The potential existence of 'better' options;  doesn't mean backdooring
of routers wouldn't be included in part of a nation state or other bad
actor's backdooring program.


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