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Employees caught in two minds about the passwordless workplace

Organizations must demonstrate they can be trusted with employee biometric data if passwordless methods are to penetrate the workplace Workers are ready to ditch passwords and embrace passwordless security methods such as biometrics, but do not trust their employers to protect their data, according to research released today by Okta. The Identity-as-a-Service company, which boasts… Read More


Telegram founder claims DDoS attack was timed to disrupt Hong Kong protests

Pavel Durov claimed the DDoS attack originated ‘mostly from China’ and was meant to disrupt communication between protesters in Hong Kong The founder of Telegram has claimed a cyber attack that disrupted the messaging platform was carried out to coincide with protests in Hong Kong. Pavel Durov said a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack,… Read More


Telegram confirms outage caused by DDoS attack

The app said some users will have experienced connection issues Messaging platform Telegram has confirmed it was the target of a DDoS attack. Telegram detailed the attack in a colourful thread on Twitter, explaining to users that the issue could disrupt the service but would not compromise personal user data. “We’re currently experiencing a powerful… Read More


Huawei to develop 5G with Russian firm

The deal was signed in Moscow, as Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin looked on Huawei Technologies has signed an agreement with Russian telecom company MTS to develop next-generation 5G networks and cooperate on Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband and IoT use cases. The deal was signed on Wednesday in Moscow,… Read More


FPGA vulnerability threatens cloud services and IoT

FPGA chips are generally considered secure, but a newly discovered vulnerability opens a gateway for side-channel attacks Scientists have discovered a vulnerability in Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that might serve as a gateway for hackers to attack cloud services and IoT devices. Unlike conventional computer chips that are built to perform one specific task, FPGAs… Read More


IoT device makers have little faith in the security of their products

Devices are being churned out at record rates, but security remains “an afterthought”, says new study The public-facing stance of your average IoT device manufacturer when it comes to security is one of reassurance. But the overwhelming majority of IoT device makers fear the products they’re making are vulnerable to threats, according to a new… Read More


US judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records

An investor is seeking company records to probe potential mismanagement by directors at the social media giant A US judge has ordered Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data. The ruling in the state of Delaware involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and… Read More


Tech giants pressure GCHQ to axe plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

Apple, Google and WhatsApp have joined others in warning the idea could threaten security and trust Tech giants including Apple, Google and WhatsApp have urged GCHQ to abandon a proposal that would allow it to eavesdrop on encrypted chat conversations. More than 50 companies, civil society organisations and security experts have united to voice concern… Read More


Huawei takes US to court over security law

The firm’s chief legal officer Song Liuping rebukes “state-sanctioned campaign” against the company, says it will not improve cybersecurity Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed a motion in a US court challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecoms equipment, the latest action in an ongoing clash with Washington. Huawei’s chief… Read More


Google admits storing G Suite user passwords in plain text for 14 years

The Alphabet subsidiary is the latest tech giant to be caught neglecting basic data protection standards An unknown number of Google passwords belonging to the company’s enterprise customers have been stored in plain text for 14 years, the tech giant has admitted. Passwords are usually scrambled in an unreadable format known as hashing, but some… Read More


19% of the most popular Docker containers have no root password

Containers from the UK government, HashiCorp, Microsoft, Monsanto and Mesosphere are potentially affected 19.4 percent of the Docker store’s top 1000 containers have no root password, potentially exposing users’ systems to attacks under certain conditions. Last week, a similar flaw was found impacting the official Alpine Linux Docker image, when Talos researchers discovered that all… Read More


Huawei phone users left exposed by Android block

The technology giant has cut off Huawei’s Android license, preventing users from accessing important security updates Huawei users have been warned they will be “significantly impacted” by Google restricting the Chinese firm’s access to its Android software. The block is the result of an executive order from US President Donald Trump last week which prevents… Read More



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