Federal regulators say newly identified cybersecurity vulnerabilities dubbed "SweynTooth" could pose risks to certain internet of things devices, including wearable health gear and medical devices, as well as "smart home" products from vendors who use Bluetooth Low Energy, or BLE, wireless communication tech.
In response to White House warnings that 5G infrastructure equipment built by Huawei could be subverted by China to conduct espionage, Andy Purdy of Huawei Technologies USA says his company has pledged full transparency and urges competitors to follow suit.
Amazon's Ring is mandating the use of two-factor authentication for all users, a move designed to help stop creepy takeovers of the web-connected home security cameras. A passcode will be sent to a user's email address or by SMS.
The U.S. Justice Department has filed new charges against Huawei and several of its subsidiaries, plus its CFO, accusing them of engaging in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from American companies.
As the U.S. ramps up pressure on its allies to ban equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei from their 5G networks, U.S. officials now say they have evidence that the firm has created a backdoor that allows it to access mobile phone networks around the world, the Wall Street Journal reports.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr says the United States and its allies should take a "controlling stake" in Huawei's chief competitors, Findland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson, to help make them more viable and improve the security of emerging 5G networks.
A Federal Communications Commission investigation found that one or more U.S. wireless carriers violated federal law by selling consumer location data to third parties, according to a letter FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent to congressional lawmakers.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the ramifications of the U.K's decision to allow limited use of Huawei's equipment in 5G networks. Plus: Updates on Wawa's stolen card data offered for sale and nascent security threats from social networks and drones.
Will Britain's Huawei decision serve as a blueprint for other nations' 5G infrastructure rollouts? High-risk vendors, including Huawei, won't be allowed anywhere near that nation's most sensitive networks, British officials say. But the risks go beyond the threat of espionage.
The U.S. Department of the Interior this week announced that it has temporarily grounded all drone operations, except for emergencies, citing concerns over national security and cybersecurity. The agency is joining the U.S. Army and Navy in raising concerns about unmanned aircraft made in China.
The United Kingdom will allow "limited" use of equipment from China's Huawei for the nation's emerging 5G networks. After the Tuesday announcement, the White House and some U.S. lawmakers again expressed concerns about the global security threat posed by the use of the Chinese firm's gear.
With the number of installed internet of things devices expected to surpass 75 billion by 2025, the U.K. government is taking the first steps toward creating new security requirements for manufacturers to strengthen password protections and improve how vulnerabilities are reported.
U.K. officials reportedly are considering a proposal to allow China's Huawei to play a limited role in providing certain equipment for the country's 5G rollout, which would defy calls from the U.S. for a complete ban of telecom gear from the company.
Federal regulators are warning healthcare providers about six vulnerabilities in some of GE Healthcare's medical device systems that could allow attackers to remotely take control of the gear. The company is working on patches.