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Re: India cites security concerns, blocks Huawei bid to expandtheir indian ops

  • From: Jim Popovitch
  • Date: Wed Aug 17 18:20:20 2005
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On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 17:55 -0400, Deepak Jain wrote:
> > I assume that an Indian intelligence agency would 
> > be more concerned about things like hidden remote 
> > control or data collection services on the systems.
> Exactly. The Chinese version of Cisco's CALEA code with different access 
> methods would be pretty threatening in general. Not saying that they 
> have one, did one, or will... but its a security risk even before you 
> show intent on the part of Huawei. Maybe the Indian gov't is going to 
> request the source to Huawei's code? I remember Germany or Russia 
> requesting it of Microsoft for Windows and Microsoft complied.

Requesting the source code and/or having access to it is really
meaningless unless you have the skill and capabilities to compile it
*and* use it.  There is no sure way to know that the source code in your
left hand is what was used to compile the binary in your right hand.

-Jim P.