Communications

Kenya opens centre to combat cyber-crime

Kenya opens centre to combat cyber-crime

The African continent has seen an upsurge in cyber-attacks, particularly on telecommunications infrastructure and especially via DDoS, leading Kenya to set up a new Cyber Coordination Centre.

SS7 vulnerability defeats WhatsApp encryption, researchers claim

SS7 vulnerability defeats WhatsApp encryption, researchers claim

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Flaw in the international communications standard SS7 could allow hackers to mimic users and intercept messages on mobile networks.

William Hague declares crypto enemy no.1

William Hague declares crypto enemy no.1

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In an opinion piece for The Telegraph newspaper, William Hague, the Conservative former Foreign Secretary in the UK, says the latest Brussels terrorist attacks shows the need to crack terrorist communications.

DoJ touts data-sharing pact with UK before Judiciary Committee

DoJ touts data-sharing pact with UK before Judiciary Committee

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In a hearing before the US House Judiciary Committee, the DoJ addressed its recent efforts to compel technology companies to turn over electronic communications data stored on foreign soil.

Local government must be part of national cyber-security 'ecosystem'

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A provider of IT infrastructure has called for central government to include local government more in mapping out national cyber-security policies.

ECHR rules companies can monitor employees' online comms

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that companies could legally monitor employees' online communications.

Telegram messaging app could be used as stalking tool

Telegram messaging app could be used as stalking tool

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Telegram messaging service, which promotes its encrypted communications capabilities, could leak personally identifiable data exposing users to stalkers

Telegram playing cat-and-mouse game trying to curb extremeists accounts

Telegram playing cat-and-mouse game trying to curb extremeists accounts

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Berlin-based secure communications app Telegram found to be playing cat-and-mouse game in a bid to curb extremists accounts.

GCHQ allowed to spy on politicians, says tribunal

GCHQ allowed to spy on politicians, says tribunal

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After a legal challenge by Caroline Lucas MP and Baroness Jones a tribunal has made the "Wilson Doctrine" not legally binding.

How to counter the M&A cybersecurity threat: hint, don't use Twitter, email

How to counter the M&A cybersecurity threat: hint, don't use Twitter, email

A leak, a hack, or a simple mistake can blow up any M&A deal carefully crafted over months or even years, says Stephen Dearing.

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

A new specially protected communications channel and mobile network is planned for the Ukraine military and government following military losses attributed to intercepted communications.

How vulnerable is satellite broadband?

How vulnerable is satellite broadband?

Cyber communications are vulnerable to both cyber-attack and kinetic attacks on physical infrastructure, with satellites potentially at risk says new report.

Communication gap indentified between IT and management

Communication gap indentified between IT and management

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Bad news is filtered out of communicaiton to the C-suite and 63 percent of IT staff only start talking after a breach has taken place.

Being human - behaviour that needs to be on board

Being human - behaviour that needs to be on board

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On the night of April 14th, 1912, the RMS Titanic scraped an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the ocean in only two hours and 40 minutes resulting in the death of 1,517 people.

Communications data will be 'honeypot for hackers' says peer

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Serious criminals and nation states will increase attacks on communications providers with UK customers if a controversial draft communications law is enacted, according to a Liberal Democrat peer.

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