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White House strategy paper to secure 5G envisions America leading global 5G development

Though light on details, the paper offers clues as to how the US government sees the development and security of 5G communications moving forward.

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Weakness in Zoom for macOS allows local attackers to hijack camera and microphone

Zoom's use of insecure system APIs allow attackers to elevate privileges as well.

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10 Slack security tools compared

Slack does a good job of protecting its own code, but you'll need help to stop malware delivered through Slack messages or to avoid exposing personal information.

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5G security is a mess. Could digital certificates help?

5G inherited security vulnerabilities from earlier mobile technology, but digital certificates might solve the issue of unauthenticated messages.

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Presidential campaigns taking email security more seriously--not so much at the local level

DMARC now protects the email domains for most U.S. presidential candidates, according to a new report, but local election bodies lag behind and are vulnerable to spoofing.

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Senator Warner seeks "grand alliance" to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

The senator believes Chinese companies will be required to aid surveillance of the US, especially as 5G networks roll out.

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SMS-based provisioning messages enable advanced phishing on Android phones

Attackers can use this vulnerability to send highly credible phishing messages. Victims' internet traffic is then routed through the attacker's proxy.

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Popular Avaya enterprise VoIP phones are vulnerable to hacking

Attackers can use the vulnerability to gain complete control of the phone. It underscores the risks of using old open-source code in IoT devices.

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Telecom insiders detail hardships posed by Chinese technology ban

Banning Chinese Telecom vendors Huawei and ZTE creates fear, uncertainty and doubt as well as new supply chain security ideas among small telcos.

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Why the Huawei ban is bad for security

Many believe the ban on exporting U.S. technology to Chinese company Huawei could hurt American tech vendors and do little to mitigate supply chain threats.

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