Best of 2020: Was This Huawei’s Failed Attempt at a Linux Backdoor?


Huawei Linux

As we close out 2020, we at Security Boulevard wanted to highlight the five most popular articles of the year. Following is the fourth in our series of the Best of 2020.

A Huawei employee submitted a large, buggy patch to the Linux kernel. The so-called HKSP (Huawei Kernel Self Protection) apparently contained a “trivially exploitable” security hole.

The pseudonymous employee, wzt, has been fairly active in security for many years. So the behavior is curious, to say the least.

Yet, Huawei says it’s nothing to do with the company. In today’s SB Blogwatch, we study the suspicions.

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: Pandemic vs. Planes.

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