Huawei responds –
Huawei: Accessing networks without carriers’ permission “would be impossible.”
Importance of encryption The US / Huawei dispute helps illustrate the importance of encryption. With governments and malicious actors having covert access to phone networks, individuals can rely on encryption to lessen the risk of their data being stolen.
But the US government has tried to undermine people access to strong encryption by (pushing Apple and other tech vendors to (install backdoors) in their products. Apple has refused government requests to weaken its products’ security , saying that backdoors are bound to be discovered and used by malicious people.
US allegations that Huawei secretly uses backdoors that were designed for law enforcement, if true, would bolster arguments from security experts that it’s not possible to build backdoors that can only be accessed by their intended users in law enforcement.