Posts tagged as: Cybersecurity

Senator Maria Cantwell Calls For 5G Cybersecurity Strategy – To Protect The Economy And US Leadership

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the ranking member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation,  yesterday (2/6/2019), called for doing what is necessary to maintain America’s competitive advantage in 5G to continue to grow our digital economy and protect our national security. She called for implementing a comprehensive strategy to secure 5G technology […]

US Carriers Sell Your Real-Time Location Data To Almost Anyone

Private companies that buy and distribute real-time phone location data from major US phone carriers have been caught rampantly reselling that data to companies and people they aren’t supposed to, including private bounty hunters. In a Motherboard investigate report, the reporter was able to buy someone’s real-time location for $300. A bounty hunter interviewed claims that a […]

Facebook Blocks Accounts For “Inauthentic Behavior”, Removes Posts For False Claims

Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic behavior” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday. Facebook acted after being […]

NordVPN Is Testing The Adoption Of The WireGuard Protocol

NordVPN is now testing another advanced cybersecurity solution. The firm now testing with select clients the adoption of WireGuard – the protocol that appears to be the next big thing in online security.. “WireGuard is a relatively simple yet extremely fast and modern open-source protocol that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography,” says Laura Tyrell, Press Officer at […]

FTC Tells The Mobile Industry to Be Better At Security Updates

The current state of mobile device security patches is lacking, according to a new report issued today by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC studied how Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung support their devices over time. “Our report found significant differences in how the industry deploys security updates and that more needs to be […]

U.S. Intel Directors Warn Against Using Huawei, ZTE Phones

Intelligence agency leaders have suggested that U.S. consumers not buy phones from Huawei or ZTE, according to a report from CNBC. The six intelligence chiefs, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA, and the director of national intelligence made the remarks at a recent security hearing. “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any […]

Huawei, ZTE, Blu Phones Among Which May Be Impacted by Hidden Backdoor

Kryptowire, a security research firm, says millions of phones made by Chinese companies, including Blu, include a secret backdoor that send owner text messages to a server in China. The backdoor also records location data, reports the contents of messages, and identifies the recipients of those messages. The software in question is made by a […]

UK Plans to Spend 1.9B Pounds on Cybersecurity

The UK revealed a plan (PDF) to spend 1.9 billion pounds (roughly $2.3 billion USD) between 2016 and 2021 to bolster its cybersecurity. This National Cyber Security Strategy is meant to help defend the UK from the growing threat of hacks, mass surveillance, and other digital mayhem. The strategy is supposed to be comprehensive: Its authors said […]

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