Using Huawei in UK 5G network ‘madness’, says US

Using Huawei in UK 5G network 'madness', says US

The US has warned the British government it “would be madness” to use Huawei technology in the UK’s 5G network. A US delegation presented the UK with new evidence claiming to show security risks posed by using the Chinese firm. US President Donald Trump has sought to pressure Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the issue. A decision is expected this month on whether to allow Huawei to supply some “non-core” parts for the UK network. A US delegation led by deputy National Security Adviser Matt Pottinger met ministers in London…

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Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on “newer technologies”. As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter. What does this all mean? It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit software bugs in the Windows 7…

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Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft office code

Windows 10: NSA reveals major flaw in Microsoft office code

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has discovered a major flaw in Microsoft Office Windows 10 that could have been used by hackers to create malicious software that looked legitimate. Microsoft office has issued a patch and said it is now aware of the bug being exploited by hackers. The issue was revealed during an NSA press conference. It was not clear how long it had known about it before revealing it to Microsoft. Brian Krebs, the security expert who first reported the revelation, said the software giant had sent…

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China is getting smarter – but at what cost?

China is getting smarter - but at what cost?

Shenzhen has grown into a futuristic city in just 30 years story source: BBC.com Thirty years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village, surrounded by paddy fields. Then came a plan to build China’s first special economic zone to allow foreign investments, and out of the quiet rural landscape grew private businesses and factories which over time transformed into a city. Now Shenzhen, with a population of 12 million, is just one part of a huge urbanised area running down the Pearl River Delta. China’s smart cities ambitions are among the…

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