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Bad news for 'cool dads' trying to bond with their teens: China-owned TikTok and WeChat face US download ban by Sunday

Unless the Orange One steps in to save the day. Fancy that! The US Department of Commerce has threatened to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned social media platforms Tiktok and Wechat from app stores this weekend.…

Iran's RampantKitten spy crew were snooping on expats and dissidents for six years

So says Check Point, piecing together Telegram-busting malware clues Infosec outfit Check Point says it has uncovered a six-year Iranian cyber-spying campaign directed at expats and dissidents worldwide.…

Woman dies after hospital is unable to treat her during crippling ransomware infection, cops launch probe

Extortionware is bad but it never killed anyo... never mind A woman in Germany died after a ransomware infection prevented her hospital from giving emergency treatment.…

Feeling bad about your last security audit? Check out what just happened to the US Department of Interior

It starts with a backpack of $200 of electronics and poor Wi-Fi security The US Department of the Interior (DoI) spectacularly failed its latest computer security assessment, mostly for a lack of Wi-Fi defenses.…

Video encoders using Huawei chips have backdoors and bad bugs – and Chinese giant says it's not to blame

Telecom kit maker points finger in the general direction of Middle Kingdom's complicated supply chain Hardware video encoders from multiple suppliers contain several critical security bugs that allow a remote unauthenticated miscreant to run arbitrary code on the equipment.…

GCHQ agency 'strongly urges' Brit universities, colleges to protect themselves after spike in ransomware infections

Never mind real-world viruses, get your networks into lockdown ASAP GCHQ offshoot the National Cyber Security Centre has warned Further and Higher Education institutions in the UK to be on their guard against ransomware attacks as the new academic year (sort of) gets under way.…

The Intel vPro Platform is ‘Built for Business’ – what this means to you

And why it's what you need amid an explosive demand for IT services as a result of an increasingly distributed workforce Sponsored  The Intel vPro® platform has been around for over a decade as the company’s official branding for business-grade laptops and desktops, combining specific technologies and enhancements that differentiate vPro platforms from...

You have to be very on-trend as a cybercrook – hence why coronavirus-themed phishing is this year's must-have look

F-Secure gives its take on the first half of 2020 in internet scumminess Coronavirus-themed malicious emails were the standout feature of online naughtiness in the first half of 2020, according to infosec firm F-Secure – though overall volumes of phishing did decrease a touch.…

Fake Zoom alerts and dodgy medical freebies among COVID-cracks detected by Taiwan's CERT

Phishers claimed to be from 'National Health Commission', which exists in mainland China but not Taiwan Taiwan's CERT detected cyber-crooks impersonating medical authorities to attack the country's tech industry during the early stages of the COVID pandemic.…

Good: US boasts it collared two in Chinese hacking bust. Bad: They aren't the actual hackers, rest are safe in China

Ugly: And it's all about video game robberies at this stage Two people have been arrested in Malaysia as part of America's crackdown on the Chinese government's hackers.…

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