This explains how Mike Rogers could assure us there would be bugs in Huawei equipment
This explains Mike Rogers, chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee coming to Canada and telling there would be bugs in any Huawei equipment Canada bought, so we should buy from US manufacturers instead.
He knew there'd be bugs alright -- NSA bugs.
Here is what Mike Rogers told Canadians:
"I absolutely would not do it," Rogers said. "The key word there is new secure network; I would not have the faith and confidence."
"The Republican congressman from Michigan says ordinary Canadian consumers have every reason to worry about threats to cyber-security.
'This is your personal data. This could be your medical records, your financial records, everything that you hold dear that you think is locked away in a safe place on your computer that goes across these networks and becomes subject to being gathered by the Chinese government.'"
"There are bugs, back doors and beaconing going on in Huawei gear," he claims. "We have had lots of reports of that happening.
"I will bet my bottom dollar, as we say in the U.S., that activity is happening in Canada as well."
Ray Boisvert, who until recently was assistant deputy director of intelligence for Canada’s spy agency, told CBC News: "The threat comes down to…can a company that manufactures hardware embed certain codes that would allow them to back-door a lot of information that goes through the network?
"I have seen it hands-on through my own experience. It is true."
He saw it hands on in equipment from US vendors. We now know from Snowden that he and his co-workers at CSEC helped put the bugs there.
Thank you people of Michigan and the USA for giving the world such honest politicians who are dedicated to the public good, NOT.