Canada should oust Chinese telecom Huawei, say security experts

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VANCOUVER—Experts are warning Canada that working with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is a grave “mistake” after an explosive Australian report last week alleged the company had hacked a foreign network and shared the information with Beijing.

The Chinese multinational is currently in partnership with Canadian universities across the country as well as companies such as Telus, with whom it is developing 5G networks in Canada.

According to The Weekend Australian, secret intelligence reports show Huawei officials were pressured at some point in the past two years to provide password and network details to infiltrate a foreign system. It is unclear where the pressure came from.

But several allied countries have voiced concerns about the company being a high-risk security threat.

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