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Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
APTs/cyberespionage, Mobile Security, Mobile/End Point Security, Security News

Huawei meeting with bug bounty hackers

Huawei, the subject of a U.S. government ban amid allegations that China might force the company to spy on others, will reveal a bug bounty program for its mobile devices and new HarmonyOS operating system, to top phone hackers in Munich during a secret meetup Nov. 16. The tech company is likely trying to convince…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
APTs/cyberespionage, Government, Government/Defense, Mobile Security, Security News

Justice Dept. expands Huawei indictment, charging 5G espionage

The U.S. government expanded its year-old lawsuit against Chinese tech firm Huawei, alleging the company conducted cyber espionage on six American competitors in an attempt to steal trade secrets to gain an unfair advantage. Filed in the federal court’s Southern District in Brooklyn, the indictment charges that Huawei’s activities violated racketeering laws by illegally gaining…
APTs/cyberespionage, Government, Government/Defense, Mobile Security, Security News

Huawei ban driven by security, trade considerations

The recent U.K. ban on the use of Huawei technology in its 5G wireless network is likely as much about salvaging the deteriorating U.S.-U.K. Sino relationship and restoring trade normalcy as it is about security. “There are clearly legitimate security concerns around Huawei, particularly given that as a result of the trade ban, equipment will…
APTs/cyberespionage, Government, Government/Defense, Podcasts, Security News

Former federal CIO: Efforts to ban Huawei ‘don’t make any sense to me’

Recent U.S. efforts to ban the federal use of telecommunications equipment from Huawei Technologies and other Chinese companies are “malaligned” and “don’t make any sense to me,” said former Federal CIO Tony Scott in a podcast interview with SC Media. Scott, who served under former President Barack Obama and now operates as chairman of his own…
Encryption/Data Security, Security News

China pushes new global data security initiative, decrying US ‘politicizing’ the issue

China announced a comprehensive global data security program Tuesday, proposing many of the same international norms agreed upon by Western nations already, while protecting China’s interest in balkanizing the internet. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed the “Global Data Security Initiative” in a statement translated here by the New America think tank. According…
Executive Insight, Opinion

Is 5G the security silver bullet for system integrators in the West?

U.S. vs. China heavyweight fight not ending soon As we endure the ongoing U.S. vs. China trade talks, it has become increasing clear that the U.S. administration’s on-again off-again relationship with China is not going to change.  The U.S. is seeking a reset in its relationship with China including better protections for American IP, and…
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Government, Government/Defense, Network Security, Security News, Telecom/VOIP security

Telecom firms urge FCC flexibility as carriers replace Chinese equipment

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday held a hearing where officials from leading tech and telecom firms posed key recommendations to lawmakers who seek to replace and further prohibit telecommunications equipment that may pose a security risk, including products from China-based Huawei and ZTE. Among the key suggestions was that…
APTs/cyberespionage, Government, Mobile Security, Security News

U.K. will allow Huawei limited role in 5G network

Breaking with the U.S. stance on Huawei, the U.K. will let the company participate in building its 5G network but said it would put a secure framework in place to protect the network from high-risk vendors.  ”We want world-class connectivity as soon as possible but this must not be at the expense of our national…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

KrØØk vulnerability could allow crooks to intercept WiFi data packets

ESET researchers revealed during a talk at RSA Conference 2020 a vulnerability found in more than one billion WiFi-enabled devices and access points that could allow an attacker to partially read encrypted data being transmitted. Dubbed KrØØk, CVE-2019-15126 is a previously unknown vulnerability found in WiFi chips from Broadcom and Cypress. These are not only…
Government, Security News, Telecom/VOIP security

Homeland Security announces 5G strategy to manage the pending digital overhaul

The Department of Homeland Security announced a new 5G strategy Monday, providing a five point plan to handle confusion caused by the pending massive overhaul to digital infrastructure. The initiative, released by DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, calls for the following: Support of 5G policy and standards development by emphasizing security and…
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