Watch out as new Android malware spreads through WhatsApp

By Sudais Asif
The malware takes advantage of WhatsApp’s auto-reply feature to spread itself. Here’s the video showing what the malware does.
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No decisions yet on any changes to TikTok or Huawei cases, White House says

The Biden administration is still reviewing how it will approach any national security challenges posed by Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok and telecommunications provider Huawei, the White House said Monday. “We need a comprehensive strategy … and a more systematic approach that actually addresses the full range of these issues,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said of China-related technology and national security concerns that intensified during the Trump administration. That means “play[ing] a better defense” when it comes to preventing alleged Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property, she said. President Joe Biden is “firmly committed to making sure that Chinese companies cannot misappropriate and misuse American data,” Psaki added. She was short on specifics, however, citing an “ongoing review” by the new administration of a range of China-related technology and national security issues. The press secretary did not address, for example, whether the Biden administration will continue an executive order […]

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Techno-nationalism isn’t going to solve our cyber vulnerability problem

Against the backdrop of intensifying cyber conflicts and the rapidly evolving threat landscape, a new wave of techno-nationalism is being trumpeted from almost every corner of the world. The U.K. just announced it will ban the installation of Huawei 5G… Continue reading Techno-nationalism isn’t going to solve our cyber vulnerability problem

UK bill proposes stiff fines for companies that violate Huawei ban

The U.K. government is proposing big penalties for companies that fail to comply with telecommunications security requirements aimed at keeping technology from Huawei out of the country’s new high-speed networks. Legislation proposed Tuesday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government would levy fines of as much as 100,000 pounds ($134,000) per day if companies don’t meet deadlines for new security requirements. The bill essentially would codify a decision by Johnson this summer to ban Huawei from the U.K.’s 5G and fiber optics networks because of security concerns. The U.S. had pressured Britain to block Huawei over its alleged ties to the Chinese state. The Trump administration has continued to expand restrictions on the company as the U.S. and China continue to battle over trade rules, internet policy and other tech issues. Huawei has denied it spies on customers at the behest of the Chinese government. The legislation clarifies what is expected […]

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New worming botnet Gitpaste-12 infecting IoT devices, Linux servers

By Waqas
Gitpaste-12 uses GitHub and Pastebin for framing the component code and has 12 different attack modules.
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