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

Jimmy,

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
ZCorum
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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
the
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
[snip]

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.

--
-JH



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