Smashing Security podcast #187: Huawei ban, MGM hack, and a contact-tracing cock-up

Login chaos for England’s contact tracing service, our drill-down on the Britain’s Huawei 5G ban, MGM’s blockbuster breach, and how to pronounce “Gigabyte.”

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, and special guest Maria Varmazis.

Chinese tech firm Huawei says it was hacked by the United States

The Chinese technology giant says the United States has launched hacking attacks against its intranet and internal network.

But attributing a cyber attack to a particular party is notoriously difficult. It would certainly be just as fascinating to see Huawei’s reasons why it believes the USA hacked it, as to see what evidence the United States has against Huawei.

Smashing Security podcast #108: Hoaxes, Huawei and chatbots – with Mikko Hyppönen

The curious case of George Duke-Cohan, Huawei’s CFO finds herself in hot water, and the crazy world of mobile phone mental health apps.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guests Mikko Hyppönen from F-Secure and technology journalist Geoff White.

Bad news for scammers. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail

Scammers want you to send $2000 to help Huawei’s CFO bribe her way out of jail.

The Pentagon bans Huawei and ZTE smartphone sales at military bases worldwide

Smartphones made by ZTE and Huawei have been banned from sale at US military bases around the world, following concerns that they could pose a security threat.

Huawei learns photo meta-data can bite you in the bum

Huawei would like you to buy its P9 Android smartphone. So it posted a photograph taken by a Canon 5D Mk. III.

Venn diagram of an internet porn filter

Dr Paul Bernal, the lecturer in IT & media law who has blogged thoughtfully about the UK Government’s plan to introduce a “porn filter”, has produced a rather natty Venn diagram which hits the nail on the head.

If you’ll pardon the expression.

Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Chinese technology giant Huawei, under the spotlight following US concerns that its technology could be used for undercover surveillance, has made an elementary mistake in regards to its UK careers page.

India bans Chinese telecom equipment over malware fears

If you’re buying Chinese-manufactured telecommunications equipment for your business, could it be spying on your conversations and stealing your confidential data? Would you trust Chinese mobile phone equipment?