The founder and CEO of Chinese networking equipment manufacturer Huawei, in his first-ever media interview, Thursday dismissed allegations that backdoors may have been built into the company's products to facilitate Chinese espionage.
"Huawei has no connection to the cybersecurity issues the U.S. has encountered in the past, current and future," Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei, 68, told local reporters -- through an interpreter -- while on a visit to New Zealand this week, according to news reports.
Since founding the company 26 years ago, Ren had previously refused to conduct media interviews. But during his visit this week to New Zealand, he agreed to meet with reporters from four of the country's news outlets.
Incidentally I came across this paper today from cambridge university. Yes backdoors in silicon devices can exist and could be real threat in future.
Hackers seem very good at finding ways to compromise the security and privacy features of electronic devices. It seems just a matter of time before these devices - and their competitors - are compromised. With mainstream products we have a chance of hearing about the flaws and addressing them; the more obscure items may be compromised and we'll never know it.
What comment would you have expected from the CEO?
Yes we are loyal to China our motherland, home of our extended families.
Yes of course we put in back doors, just like all the other U.S. companies.
Not likely. Anyone could have predicted his response.
If you afraid Huwei's product performance is better than Cisco and lower price.
Pls improve your product.
Or you give any proof to testify your opinion and go court.
Did Cisco can beat huawei in any market ?
I'm dispoint about Cisco.
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