Vulnerabilities (159)

UK Allows Huawei Gear for 5G, But Security Worries Remain

The UK government’s ruling that China-based telecommunications giant can sell equipment for next-generation 5G mobile networks there, under certain limits, has left open the question of whether the limits will effectively provide the intended security protections. So reports Wired.


Is 'Disruptionware' the New Killer Cyber Threat?

Constant reports of crippling ransomware attacks on cities, hospitals and other organizations have called attention to the rise of what is known as “disruptionware.”


India to Require Cybersecurity Steps for Power Grid

India’s Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has posted draft rules that will force the country’s electricity grid operators to implement firewalls and other cybersecurity precautions. So reports Bloomberg.


Election Security Concerns Flare Ahead of Iowa Caucuses

As the first contest in the 2020 race to the White House approaches, a new round of potential cybersecurity worries has come into focus.


Ring Security Camera Users Report Intrusive Hacks

Owners of Amazon’s Ring home security cameras across four states have reported their systems being hacked in recent weeks. So reports The New York Times.


UK Authorities Probe Leak of Trade Papers for Potential Hacking

UK intelligence officials are investigating whether recently leaked documents concerning Britain-U.S. trade negotiations were part of a hacking campaign ahead of the UK general election. So reports Reuters.


FBI Warns About Cybersecurity of Smart TVs

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has posted a warning about the cybersecurity risks of internet-connected TVs. So reports TechCrunch.


'Smishing' Tops List of Data Breach Trends for 2020

Recently coined words from “smishing” to “deepfake” and even “hacktivism” may be increasingly on the lips of information security pros next year.


Google’s Malware Problem Shows Phones Still Aren’t Risk-free

All the measures an information technology team takes to secure a computer network aren’t worth much if employees do some of their work on less-safe devices. And a recent admission by Google demonstrates the continuing vulnerabilities of phones and other mobile devices.


Will Cyber Insurance Upturn the Cybersecurity Industry?

As states impose data privacy laws and network breaches continue to make headlines, reports are proliferating that the rise of cyber insurance could reshape the cybersecurity business.


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