Huawei’s “shoddy” engineering practices mean its mobile network equipment could be banned from Westminster and other sensitive parts of the UK, a top cyber-security official said, reports BBC.
GCHQ’s Dr. Ian Levy told BBC Panorama the Huawei also faced being barred from what he described as the “brains” of the 5G networks.
The UK government is expected to reveal in May whether it will restrict or even ban the Huawei’s 5G technology. Huawei said it would address concerns.
Last month, a GCHQ-backed security review of the company said it would be difficult to risk-manage Huawei’s future products until defects in its cyber-security processes were fixed.
It added that technical issues with the company’s approach to software development had resulted in vulnerabilities in existing products, which in some cases had not been fixed, despite having being identified in previous versions.
In his first broadcast interview, the executive in charge of the firm’s telecoms equipment division said he planned to spend more than the $2bn (£1.5bn) already committed to a “transformation programme” to tackle the problems identified.
“We hope to turn this challenge into an opportunity moving forward,” said Ryan Ding, chief executive of Huawei’s carrier business group.
“I believe that if we can carry out this programme as planned, Huawei will become the strongest player in the telecom industry in terms of security and reliability.”
However, Dr. Levy – the technical director of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre – said he had yet to be convinced.
“The security in Huawei is like nothing else – it’s engineering like it’s back in the year 2000 – it’s very, very shoddy.
“We’ve seen nothing to give us any confidence that the transformation programme is going to do what they say it’s going to do.”
He added that “geographic restrictions – maybe there’s no Huawei radio [equipment] in Westminster” was now one option for ministers to consider.
First Huawei Rotating Chairwoman Meng Wanzhou will start her duties on April 1
The top leader and CFO of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou will start her tenure as rotating chairwoman of the company on April 1, 2023. She is the rotating chairwoman in the company and It will be her first tenure.
Meng Wanzhou will start her duties as the first rotating chairwoman of Huawei and Mr. Guo Ping will be transferred to the chairman of Huawei’s board of supervisors. After Mr. Guo, the rotating chairmen and chairwomen are Xu Zhijun, Hu Huokon, and Meng Wanzhou.
Currently, Xu Zhijun is serving the chair for 6 months and his tenure will conclude on March 31, 2023. For your information, a rotating chairperson’s tenure stands for 4 months.
Ahead of the duty, China National Building Materials Group and Huawei held a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing in February. Meng Wanzhou attended the signing ceremony as Huawei’s rotating chairman and witnessed the signing.
Meng Wanzhou graduated from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a master’s degree. Joined Huawei in 1993. She has successively served as the company’s international accounting director, the chief financial officer of Huawei Hong Kong, and president of the accounting management department. Meanwhile, she is serving as vice chairman, rotating chairman, and CFO of the company.
Since 2003, Meng Wanzhou has led the establishment of a globally unified Huawei financial organization structure, process, system, and IT platform. From 2007 to 2014, Meng Wanzhou promoted the IFS (Integrated Financial Services) reform in Huawei globally, making refined management one of the genes of Huawei’s continuous growth.
In 2014, Meng Wanzhou led Huawei’s data transformation and established a comprehensive data management system. He is the key person to adapt “counting one hole”, and made data a strategic asset of the company.
She enabled financial organizations to become business partners and value integrators through reform projects such as internal control of financial reports, consistency of accounts and facts, fund management, and tax management, and supported the rapid and steady development of the company’s business globally.
Since 2019, Meng Wanzhou has built an overall blueprint for financial digitization in line with Huawei’s strategic foresight and long-term development plan.
Through risk probes and control models, a non-contact risk control system and an agile operation and management system have been established to conduct smart operation management and decision-making based on data and AI algorithms.
(inputs from Reuters)
Huawei trademarks ‘Xingyao’ for dual ring camera and rear phone design
Huawei has recently filed a word trademark “Xingyao” and Xingyao Edition, which is internally categorized under the scientific instrument or device.
According to the information, the term Xingyao has been used during last year’s Huawei Nova 10 series lineup launch event. Because it phone’s camera design of the dual ring is called Xingyao and also uses such technology.
It’s expected that Xingyao trademark is a step toward brand protection. However, the trademark approval is currently pending, which may take some time. Huawei has various technologies and ideas that the company safe keep for various purposes.
Huawei mobile UV camera feature can tell you to protect face from the Sun
Recently, China’s intellectual property office published a patent with application number CN115700841A and it has the title “Detection Method and Electronic Equipment”, which was applied on August 31, 2021.
Looking into the technical details, this technology uses an ultraviolet camera and an RGB camera, which collect UV-mapped images and color tones respectively. Then it matches the first area in the recognized ultraviolet image to the color image to improve the user experience.
That’s not it, there’s a visual representation of the entire scenario that showcases the camera can catch ultraviolet images from different angles and combines the information to process inside a dedicated application.
The app then improves the accuracy of the input and provides a refined result and guidance for the user. This is similar to a makeup app, you just need to open the sunscreen app, then tap on the shutter button and then the camera will do the rest of the work.
Once proceed the Huawei UV camera feature will tell you about the facial statics and may also highlight the area that needs sunscreen to protect the face from harmful sun rays.
Such features are a breakthrough for the smartphone industry but it would require you to manually record the facial data. Also, it would require additional camera hardware alongside the selfie camera.
To be mentioned, it would be interesting if the tech could be included in the face lock and show the statics on the lock screen.
(Via – Mydrivers)