FBI found Huawei equipment in midwest could disrupt US nuclear communications: CNN

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member


    Chloe Folmar
    Sat, July 23, 2022 at 6:27 AM

    "The FBI found that equipment from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei placed on cell towers in the midwest is capable of disrupting Department of Defense communications, including those from the force that oversees U.S. nuclear weapons, multiple sources told CNN.

    Over a dozen sources told the media outlet that during an FBI investigation, Huawei’s technology, which sits on top of cell towers near military bases in the midwestern U.S., has the capability of disrupting communications from U.S. Strategic Command.

    CNN interviewed both former and current FBI officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity for the report."
  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I asked a friend who made his career as an RF engineer in the defense establishment about this. What he can't understand is why the U.S. military uses the common internet for anything at all sensitive. They do, though, and it can cause problems.

    We tie everything to the internet these days as a matter of course. We should stop and think.
  3. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    This is serious national security threat.
    Who know how it came about?
    In March 2021
    "The FCC said the companies included Huawei Technologies Co, ZTE Corp, Hytera Communications Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co.
    All pose risk to US national security.

    A 2019 law requires the FCC to identify companies producing telecommunications equipment and services “that have been found to pose an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security.”

    Russia’s AO Kaspersky Lab and two Chinese vendors China Telecom (Americas) and China Mobile International have been added by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to its list of communications equipment and services that pose a threat to national security. The ban is consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019.
    Back in 2012
    Chinese telecom firms pose national security threat, US committee finds | Computerworld
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2022
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Does this mean that widely-sold Kaspersky anti-virus software for PCs will no longer be sold in US?
    Oh yeah -- I forgot. Sanctions re: Ukraine have probably buried it already. OK - what has to be, has to be.

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