Category: Networking Security

Networking Security, Security

Microsoft warns wormable Windows bug could lead to another WannaCry

May 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft is warning that the Internet could see another exploit with the magnitude of the WannaCry attack that shut down computers all over the world two years ago unless people patch a high-severity vulnerability. The software maker took the unusual […]

Networking Security, Policy, Security, State & Local

California’s new data privacy law could change the internet in the US

May 14, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

SAN FRANCISCO — California is embarking on a new era of privacy on the internet, and Xavier Becerra can’t stop thinking about the failed debut of Obamacare. Back in 2013, Becerra, then a Democratic congressman from Los Angeles, watched as […]

Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Twitter publishes latest government data request figures

May 9, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said it received six percent fewer requests for user data from governments between June and December 2018 than during its previous reporting period. According to the newly released data, Twitter […]

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Japanese government to create and maintain defensive malware

May 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The Japanese Defense Ministry will create and maintain cyber-weapons in the form of malware that it plans to use in a defensive capacity. Once created, these malware strains, consisting of viruses and backdoors, will become Japan’s first-ever cyber-weapon, Japanese media […]

Networking Security, Security

Ericsson: 5G can boost enterprise revenue, but security controversy slowing down industry

May 3, 2019

Via: ZDnet

With its promise to provide low latency and high data speeds, 5G can introduce a multitude of new applications for businesses and drive revenue from the sector. However, the ongoing discussions about cybersecurity risks, specifically those involving Huawei, is leading […]

Networking Security, Security

Bloomberg alleges Huawei routers and network gear are backdoored

May 1, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Vodafone, the largest mobile network operator in Europe, found backdoors in Huawei equipment between 2009 and 2011, reports Bloomberg. With these backdoors, Huawei could have gained unauthorized access to Vodafone’s “fixed-line network in Italy.” But Vodafone disagrees, saying that while […]

Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Nearly all 2020 presidential candidates aren’t using a basic email security feature

April 30, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Three years after Russian hackers targeted and breached the email accounts of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, nearly all of the upcoming 2020 presidential candidates are still lagging in email security. New data out by Agari confirms just one presidential hopeful […]

Federal, Networking Security, Policy, Security, Tech

The U.S. Is Losing Its Crusade Against Huawei

April 24, 2019

Via: Fortune

The United Kingdom has decided to allow Huawei’s 5G equipment into its national rollouts to a degree–the gear is banned from core parts of the British communications network, where it could pose a particularly acute spying risk. The move is […]

Networking Security, Security

A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords

April 22, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A popular hotspot finder app for Android exposed the Wi-Fi network passwords for more than two million networks. The app, downloaded by thousands of users, allowed anyone to search for Wi-Fi networks in their nearby area. The app allows the […]

Networking Security, Security

In new gaffe, Facebook improperly collects email contacts for 1.5 million

April 19, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook’s privacy gaffes keep coming. On Wednesday, the social media company said it collected the stored email address lists of as many as 1.5 million users without permission. On Thursday, the company said the number of Instagram users affected by […]