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Microsoft patched WPA2 flaw on 10 October

Microsoft has already issued patches that fix the vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol disclosed by Belgian researcher Mathy Vanhoef overnight.

Crypto keys hit by major flaw in code library

A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the implementation of RSA keypair generation in a cryptographic library used in a wide range of cryptographic chips produced by Infineon Technologies.

Flaw in WPA2 protocol puts most Wi-Fi devices at risk

Belgian researcher Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven has revealed details of a major flaw in the WPA2 protocol that is used for wireless security.

Cubic Telecom signs auto connectivity deal with Telstra Wholesale

Dublin-based connectivity platform firm Cubic Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Telstra Wholesale to deliver content to its automotive customers in Australia.

Office 365 users fear ransomware attacks: survey

A survey on the uptake of Office 365 has found that the prime factor worrying 92% of respondents is ransomware, with 47% saying they had been victims of this scourge.

73% of CFOs now trust the cloud for financial data: Adaptive Insights research

Cloud performance monitoring and analytics provider Adaptive Insights has released its latest CFO Indicator report showing 73% of chief financial officers trust the cloud for financial data, up from 33% three years ago.

Samsung chief quits, says company faces 'unprecedented crisis'

Samsung Electronics chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun has handed in his resignation, saying the company faces an "unprecedented crisis", even though record third-quarter profits are anticipated.

Qld cops ran child porn site for 11 months to trap abusers

The Queensland Police's Task Force Argos, a specialised unit responsible for investigating online child exploitation and abuse, ran a child pornography site on the dark Web for almost a year after infiltrating it in the search for those who were behind the site.

IRS puts Equifax contract on hold after malware find

The US Internal Revenue Service has temporarily suspended a short-term contract worth US$7.25 million with credit information provider Equifax for identity proofing services.

Kaspersky asks for proof of claims made in American media

Under pressure after a series of articles in the US press made various claims about its links to Russian state authorities this week, security firm Kaspersky Lab appears to be reluctant to dismiss the allegations out of hand.

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