29 May 2019

Huawei Files New Motion Against Federal Ban

Huawei is attempting to get the US Federal Court to speed up the judgement process in the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government over the latter’s ban of Huawei telecommunications equipment. Huawei is arguing that the ban under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is unconstitutional because the

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28 May 2019

Chinese military to replace Windows OS amid fears of US hacking

China is reportedly working to develop a custom operating system (OS) for military computers in order to replace the Windows systems currently in use. The initiative follows a “security by obscurity” approach that aims to make it more difficult for US government hackers and other foreign threat actors to conduct

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28 May 2019

Japan to Restrict Foreign Tech Investment on Security Fears

Less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order enabling his government to forbid US firms from using Chinese tech products over security concerns, the Japanese government also took steps to limit China’s influence in the tech industry. Japan is taking a different route than the

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27 May 2019

Huawei: Beijing Retaliates, New Cyber Law Could Block U.S. Technology From China

Last Friday, China retaliated against recent US sanctions targeting Huawei and various other Chinese tech firms by issuing a draft bill ordering Chinese firms that want to buy “network products and services that affect or may affect national security” to conduct a thorough analysis of the national security risks involved.

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27 May 2019

In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen NSA Tool Wreaks Havoc

The ransomware attack on the City of Baltimore that has rendered the city’s email system and various other systems unavailable since May 7 involved the use of EternalBlue, a hacking tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) that was leaked about two years ago by the Shadow Brokers, a

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24 May 2019

Russian Nation-State Hacking Unit’s Tools Get More Fancy

New research by ESET shows that the notorious Russian hacking group Fancy Bear (aka APT28, Sofacy, STRONTIUM, Sednit group) is rapidly increasing the sophistication of the cyber-espionage tools in its arsenal. The study found that Zebrocy malware, a key tool in Fancy Bear attack campaigns, contains over 30 commands to

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22 May 2019

Trump Administration Could Blacklist China’s Hikvision, a Surveillance Firm

The US government may blacklist Chinese video surveillance giant Hikvision in order to prevent it from purchasing US technology. The Trump administration is expected to decide on this issue in the next few weeks. China uses Hikvision’s surveillance products to monitor the oppressed Muslim Uyghur minority in its Xinjiang region, but

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22 May 2019

It’s not just WhatsApp, most messaging apps likely have security vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity experts warn that the recent Whatsapp vulnerability that allowed cyberattacker to remotely install malicious software on mobile phones, is unlikely to be the only flaw of that kind affecting messaging applications. In fact, Tom Uren of the International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) believes that “pretty much the entire suite

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21 May 2019

US Delays Huawei Ban for 90 Days

The US Department of Commerce is temporarily delaying the consequences of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order enabling the government to forbid US firms from using Huawei telecommunications equipment. The Commerce Department issued a 90-day license “that grants operators time to make other arrangements and (gives) the Department space to

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21 May 2019

DHS warns of ‘strong concerns’ that Chinese-made drones are stealing data

The US Department of Homeland Security is warning that drones manufactured in China are a “potential risk to an organization’s information,” because they are capable of sending sensitive flight data to servers that may be accessed by the manufacturer as well as by other parties, such as the Chinese government.

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