Huawei poses security threat to Australia's infrastructure, spy chief says

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Australian Signals Directorate chief says using ‘high-risk vendor equipment’ could pose threat to water supply and electricity grid

Australia’s spy chief has explained why China’s Huawei or ZTE could not be allowed to help build Australia’s new 5G mobile network, saying a potential threat anywhere in the network could undermine the entire project.

Mike Burgess, the director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate, says if “high-risk vendor equipment” is used anywhere in Australia’s evolving 5G network, the future communications system underpinning our water supply and electricity grid and health systems, even self-driving cars, could not be protected.

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