Tag: Security

Facebook still can’t control the far-right political propaganda monster it built

The news for Facebook in the week leading up to the European Union Parliamentary elections reinforced the image of a company unable to control a platform that has been hijacked by right-wing extremists. In the U.S., pundits, politicians and journalists were shocked – shocked! – that Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House […]

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Security Researcher Details Gatekeeper Vulnerability in macOS

Security researcher Filippo Cavallarin has detailed a macOS exploit which allows one to bypass Gatekeeper. The exploit works even on macOS Mojave 10.14.5 released by Apple last week. The exploit will allow hackers or people with malicious intent to run untrusted code without requiring any user permission on a Mac. Gatekeeper has been a part […]

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Trump’s glib approach to Huawei invites nasty unintended consequences

The U.S. government has spent the last year and a half making the case that Huawei is an international security threat — a telecommunications hardware company that could help China’s government surveil communications and seize control of 5G-networked assets. But President Donald Trump suggested yesterday that this “very dangerous” company may not be such a […]

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Huawei’s Ken Hu calls for industry support as he compares trade ban to Berlin Wall

Huawei’s Ken Hu called for support from other companies and industries as he drew striking comparisons between the U.S.-led trade ban and the Cold War. Speaking at the Potsdam Conference on National Cybersecurity in Germany, Hu, who serves as the Chinese company’s deputy chair, said its blacklisting “set a dangerous precedent,” one that disrupts the […]

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