Category: Security

November 8, 2019

WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton on Why Privacy Matters

The cofounder of the messaging service and the current chair of the Signal Foundation talks about the proliferation of end-to-end encryption in personal communications.


by Boone Ashworth in Business
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November 8, 2019

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners

Security researchers have found several popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners by exploiting a weakness that gives accessories access to the phone’s underlying baseband software. Attackers can use that access to trick vulnerable phones into giving up their unique identifiers,...


by Zack Whittaker in android phones
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November 5, 2019

Huawei calls hackers to Munich for secret bug bounty meeting

Chinese tech giant Huawei has asked some of the world’s best phone hackers to a secret meeting in Munich later this month as the company tries to curry favor with global governments, TechCrunch has learned. Sources with knowledge of the November 16 meeting said Huawei...


by Zack Whittaker in Apps
November 5, 2019

Anti-Deepfake Law in California Is Far Too Feeble

Opinion: While well intentioned, the law has too many loopholes for malicious actors and puts too little responsibility on platforms.


by Brandie M. Nonnecke in Business / Artificial Intelligence
October 29, 2019

How to Keep Your Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Voice Recordings Private

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant now all give you ways to opt out of human transcription of your voice snippets. Do it.


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October 17, 2019

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix

Galaxy S10 users should turn on some alternative security features as Samsung works to address a major flaw with the device’s in-screen fingerprint sensor. The consumer electronics giant noted the issue today after a British user reported the ability to unlock her device with unregistered...


by Brian Heater in galaxy s10
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October 15, 2019

Germany says it won’t ban Huawei or any 5G supplier up front

Germany is resisting US pressure to shut out Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G networks — saying it will not ban any supplier for the next-gen mobile networks on an up front basis, per Reuters. “Essentially our approach is as follows: We are not taking...


by Natasha Lomas in 5g
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October 9, 2019

European risk report flags 5G security challenges

European Union Member States have published a joint risk assessment report into 5G technology which highlights increased security risks that will require a new approach to securing telecoms infrastructure. The EU has so far resisted pressure from the U.S. to boycott Chinese tech giant Huawei...


by Natasha Lomas in 5g
October 3, 2019

The Internet’s Horrifying Way to Get Google Apps on Huawei Phones

Just make a Chinese website your device’s remote administrator. It’ll be fine!


by Ron Amadeo Ars Technica in Gear