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Submission + - Hackers topple Huawei routers at Defcon (

TarPitt writes: Huawei routers turn out to be have multiple serious security vulnerabilities lending to easy exploit:

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Hackers at an infamous Def Con gathering were shown how to easily slip into computer networks through some routers made by Chinese electronics colossus Huawei Technologies. "For the 20th anniversary of Def Con the gift is China," Recurity Labs chief Felix "FX" Lindner said as he opened his presentation. "Nobody needs a back door; this is plausible deniability," he quipped as he detailed weaknesses in three small Huawei routers that could be exploited using basic hacking techniques. "You get what you pay for. Sorry."

Oddly this story has not picked up much notice in the technical press.

All power corrupts, but we need electricity.