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Huawei releases notebook, tablet on eve of MWC

The consumer business group of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has announced the release of a notebook, tablet and commercial terminal device on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

NextDC reports 32% rise in revenue for 1H2018

Data centre operator NextDC has announced a rise of 32% in its revenue for the first half of 2018, with revenue up to $77.5 million, compared to $58.7 million in the first half of the previous financial year.

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.

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

Symantec's annual survey of consumer cyber crime - conducted for its Norton by Symantec business unit - has found Australians lost $2.3 billion last year.

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