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8th August 2018 Issue no. 422

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Huawei faces security backlash over its use of old US software for UK telecom networks

Security officials in the UK are concerned that the nation's communications backbone could be at risk thanks to a piece of US-made software that is about to go out-of-date. The software is currently being used by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, the company responsible for supplying networking equipment for BT, Vodafone and their subsidiaries.

The problem surrounds Huawei's use of Wind River Systems' VxWorks operating system, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke anonymously to Reuters. The software will stop receiving security patches and updates in 2020, possibly leaving theWind River Systems' VxWorks operating system open to attack.

8th August 2018




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