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Facebook’s security boss leaves
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:10

Facebook’s security boss leaves


No proof of sexual misconduct and racist slurs

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief won't be returning to his job after being accused of sexual misconduct and slurs that included racist remarks about Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan.

Cyber security blighted by bias
Published in News
Monday, 24 June 2019 12:25

Cyber security blighted by bias


More dangerous than a Russian hacker

A study of cybersecurity professionals indicates that their confirmation bias is probably more likely to sink their computer networks than a Russian hacker.

Intel hires chief architect of Xbox One
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:03

Intel hires chief architect of Xbox One


Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs

Our knowledgeable sources have whispered that Intel has hired John Sell, a chap who was the chief architect of Xbox One, Scorpio, and Scarlett SoCs. John joined as an Intel Fellow to work on security.

Apple’s “find my” feature will be a nightmare
Published in Mobiles


But still thinks it is great

Designers at fruity cargo cult Apple appear to have been sniffing the floor polish again after proudly showing off one of the potentially daftest features for an iPhone.

Intel’s boot guard is a doddle to defeat
Published in PC Hardware


If you have time alone with a laptop

Security experts have come up with a way of defeating Intel’s boot verification process.

China Mobile banned from the US for security reasons
Published in News

 

Isn’t a government forcing you to use uncompetative companies socialism?

The Trump appointed FCC has decided that US citizens will not be allowed to buy from China Mobile and must purchase from state-approved telecoms monopolies instead.

Security proposals for 5G outlined
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 06 May 2019 12:12

Security proposals for 5G outlined


You can consider state influence over suppliers

Global security officials agreed a set of proposals on Friday for future 5G networks.

Cisco backdoor patched. Huawei the lads!
Published in Network


Sorry, China - not you. It is Cisco

US Cisco networking giant Cisco patched a security vulnerability in some of its network switches that could take over IT equipment and spy on people.

UK university security fell over after two hours attention
Published in News


Fortunately it was by the “good guys”

A test of UK university defences against cyber-attacks found that in every case hackers were able to obtain "high-value" data within two hours.

China dismisses US security claims
Published in News
Monday, 18 March 2019 12:47

China dismisses US security claims

 
… As EU negotiates for better access

China has dismissed US security claims against its telecoms equipment maker Huawei as groundless and “abnormal”.