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Fast-charging hacks can melt phones, compromise firmware

Fast-charging technology might let users charge their mobile phones within minutes instead of hours – that is, if a hacker doesn’t cause them to catch on fire. Some charging bricks can melt a mobile phone, and if they fall into the wrong hands, their firmware can be further compromised, according to a blog post from…

2020 Predictions: Technology

John Prisco, president & CEO, Quantum Xchange Prediction: Quantum computers will advance far quicker than predicted, leaving enterprises scrambling to become quantum safe. The first true use of quantum computing will be in nation-state cyberwar activity and not a commercial application. By the end of 2020 it will be evident that RSA 2048 will be…

Trump call with Sondland in Ukraine restaurant raises concerns over security breach

A mobile call between President Trump and U.S. EU ambassador, Gordon Sondland, as he sat in a restaurant in Kyiv, Ukraine, over the summer and heard by a member of the State Department’s diplomatic corps, opened the conversation up to the prying eyes and ears of foreign intelligence organizations. The breach of security protocol, referred…

System bug gives Facebook access to iPhone cameras

A bug in the latest version of iOS opens iPhone cameras as users peruse their Facebook feeds, letting the social media giant access the cameras. “We have seen no evidence of photos or videos being uploaded due to this bug,” a spokesman told the Guardian, confirming that glitch would let the Facebook app “navigate to…

Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking

U.S. renews temporary license allowing companies to sell to Huawei, adds 45 to blacklist

The Commerce Department Tuesday renewed a temporary license that allows U.S. companies to sell their products to Huawei but blacklisted exporting products to 45 companies associated with the Chinese technology firm. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross justified the 90-day renewal in a release, saying that “more time is necessary to prevent any disruption.” In May, amid…

IoT bill would require gov’t use devices meeting cybersecurity standards

If passed, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019, introduced in the Senate and House Monday, would compel the U.S. government to purchase only devices that meet the legislation’s minimum security requirements “While I’m excited about their life-changing potential, I’m also concerned that many IoT devices are being sold without appropriate safeguards and protections in…

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