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Intel hid CPU bugs info from govt 'until public disclosure'

Intel concealed information about two flaws in its processors from US cyber security officials and the latter only became aware of them when they were publicly disclosed a little more than six months after the processor behemoth was informed about them.

US warns Australia against Huawei 5G involvement: report

The US has warned Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull not to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to supply equipment for any future 5G networks, indicating that there are security risks involved.

Fujitsu launches biometric authentication software

Japanese information and communication technology company Fujitsu has introduced biometric authentication software for Windows PCs, with the product being available right away in the Oceania region.

Counterfeit code-signing certs more prevalent, but cost a deterrent

Security firm Recorded Future claims that the use of counterfeit code-signing certificates is on the rise, but is of the view that this will not become too common due to the cost of the certificates.

LA Times serving cryptocurrency mining script

The Los Angeles Times website is serving a cryptocurrency mining script which appears to have been placed there by malicious attackers, according to a well-known security expert.

Intel to demo 5G-connected PC at Mobile World Congress

Processor giant Intel will give a demonstration of a concept 5G-connected PC during the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a report says.

US customs unable to authenticate e-Passports since 2010

A letter sent by two US senators to the country's Customs and Border Protection authority reveals that though the US insists on e-Passports being used by visitors from countries which have a visa waiver arrangement with the US, the smart chips on these passports have not been checked since 2007 because the CBP lacks the technical capability to do so.

Symantec claims $2.3b lost to cyber criminals in 2017, but figures don't add up

Symantec's annual survey of consumer cyber crime has found Australians lost $2.3 billion last year.

Cyber crime costs Australia millions as global security breaches rise

Australia has been caught up in the unrelenting cyber crime scourge sweeping the world, with a new global security report finding that since 2014 the country was hit by more than 114,000 instances of cyber crime, with almost 24,000 of the attacks occurring in the first half of 2017.

Signal Foundation set up to spread use of private communications

The head of the developers behind the Signal messenger app, that provides end-to-end encryption, is setting up a non-profit foundation to further the making of private communication accessible and ubiquitous.

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