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Security expert on TikTok's security flaws Special

TikTok’s multiple vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to manipulate user accounts and expose personal data including names, email addresses and dates of birth. A security expert details the consequences.

Accelerating the communications highway with structured light

Structured light, relating to a light-based quantum network, promises the means to achieve faster and more secure communications, according to a new study.

Iran vows to avenge Soleimani death in 'right place and time'

Tehran - Iran's top security body vowed to retaliate in the "right place and time" after the United States killed Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday.

Pope's bodyguards criticised over slapping incident

Vatican City - Pope Francis's attempt to wrest himself from the grasp of an ardent follower this week have left some asking -- where was the pontiff's security detail?

Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced

Apo - How could one of the most high-profile and instantly recognisable tycoons on Earth escape Japan just months before his trial, when his bail conditions strictly forbade him from leaving the country?

The key cybersecurity risks set to rise in 2020 Special

As 2019 comes to a close, Dr. Teow-Hin Ngair, CEO/Founder of global cybersecurity biz SecureAge, tells Digital Journal about what to expect in the space heading into 2020.

Russia identifies gunman in Moscow shootoout

Moscow - Russian authorities on Friday named the man who opened fire near the headquarters of the FSB security agency in central Moscow, killing two and wounding five, but gave no information as to his possible motive.

Russian media names Moscow gunman as 39-year-old local

Moscow - Russian media on Friday identified the man who opened fire near the headquarters of the security service in central Moscow, killing one and wounding five, as a 39-year-old from a nearby town.

Cybersecurity insights: definition of vulnerability will broaden Special

According to Gaurav Banga, CEO and founder, Balbix, in 2020 infosec leaders will shift their focus from increasing their overall headcount to improving overall efficiency as the definition of a vulnerability will broaden.

2020 security predictions: Redesign of the cyber industry Special

What does 2020 have in store for the cybersecurity sector? Executives at Nominet have made predictions based on industry trends, and have made these available for Digital Journal readers.

Air of menace as Britain's election gets nasty

Braintree - Candidates hoping to be elected to parliament in Britain have faced all manner of threats and abuse in a particularly hostile campaign, with some worried for their safety when out canvassing.

Australia launches anti-espionage task force amid China spy concerns

Sydney - Australia on Monday launched a high-level intelligence task force to combat what officials say is rampant foreign interference in the country and after claims of bold Chinese spying operations Down Under.

New report outlines key business cybersecurity trends for 2020

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape proves that threat actors remain undeterred from compromising systems for their own gain. A new report from Trend Micro presents the key cybersecurity concerns for businesses for 2020.

Watch this: China surveillance tech seeks to go global

Villepinte - Chinese firms are omnipresent at a Paris homeland security trade show, capitalising on their vast experience in developing surveillance systems for Beijing to conquer the global market despite concerns the technology has been used to violate human righ...

China wants to 'take over' Australian politics: ex-spy chief

Sydney - China wants to "take over" Australia's political system with an "insidious" and systematic campaign of espionage and influence-peddling, Canberra's ex-spymaster warned in an interview published Friday.

Bougainville independence vote could trigger race for influence

The resource-rich Pacific archipelago of Bougainville will hold a landmark referendum Saturday on independence from Papua New Guinea, a vote that could create the world's newest nation and prompt a dash for influence among regional powers.

Eye on new threats, US sends personnel abroad to camp

Blackstone - Suffocating white smoke engulfed the corridor as the sound of gunfire rang out, with the blinded US officials inside crawling to safety by latching onto one another's clothes and groping the wall.

Canada spy agencies split over proposed Huawei 5G ban: media

Ottawa - Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.

Report finds cloud adoption exceeds necessary security measures

Bitglass has released its fifth annual, V for Vendetta-themed Cloud Adoption report. Key findings include that even as the use of cloud apps has grown extensively over the past 12 months, few companies have implemented single-sign on.

US-led coalition launches operation to protect Gulf waters

Manama - A US-led naval coalition officially launched operations in Bahrain Thursday to protect shipping in the troubled waters of the Gulf, after a string of attacks that Washington and its allies blamed on Iran.

US opens national security probe of Chinese-owned app TikTok: report

Washington - The US government has opened a national security investigation into the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the New York Times reported Friday.

Beijing eyes facial recognition tech for metro security

Bejing - Beijing will use facial recognition tools to speed up security checks in the city's overcrowded metro, using a 'credit system' to sort passengers into different channels, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

Six key security predictions for businesses for 2020 Special

Cybersecurity issues have been on the increase during 2019 and 2020 shows no sign of these slowing down. Indeed, the number of issues facing businesses is actually set to increase, according to Anurag Kahol of Bitglass.

Q&A: Are biometrics essential for cybersecurity? Special

Passwords continue to instill the most confidence in its ability to protect against identity theft and online fraud, based on a new survey. However, biometrics is on the rise. How should businesses adapt?

The big cybersecurity stories you need to know about

Each year, cybersecurity companies publish a number of research reports focusing on different aspects of cybersecurity and breach trends. We review some of the most alarming statistics from 2019.

Singapore hands down first conviction for terror financing

Fpo - A Singaporean man became the first of the country's citizens to be jailed for financing terrorism after he was convicted of sending money to a radical Islamist preacher.

Malaysia looks to strengthen navy as sea tensions grow

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia must strengthen its navy to better defend the country’s waters, a minister said Thursday, as tensions mount over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the contested South China Sea.

Majority of IT security pros say their infrastructure has gaps

New research from Ponemon Institute and AttackIQ has discovered that 56 percent of IT security professionals understand their organization’s security infrastructure has gaps in coverage. This could allow attackers to penetrate system defences.

Repression risks fuelling Egypt instability, analysts warn

Apo - Egypt is reeling after a tense weekend of sparse anti-government protests for the second week in a row, which analysts say could bring more repression under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Kabul blocks all truck traffic ahead of elections

Kabul - Afghan authorities imposed a partial lockdown on the capital Thursday, banning trucks from the city's streets in a bid to prevent suicide bombings ahead of presidential elections on Saturday.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information
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"If Equifax had measured and managed the robustness of their software, it would potentially have closed the security hole caused by this open source framework," Lesokhin said.
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Laptop wrapped in crime scene tape.
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An Apple patent filing appears to suggest that future iPhones could be unlocked with facial recognition
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One of the fake malware recovery sites
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UK police.
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UK Border Agency enforcement team
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With the security budget slashed, security at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may be threatened.
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Officers with University of Arkansas PD's K9 program at Dalai Lama event. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. May 11, 2011
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Qualcomm's Smart Protect technology in its Snapdragon 820 processor will provide malware protection directly from the chip [YouTube still]
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The "through-wall ultrawideband radar" system developed by MIT's Lincoln Labs sees through buildings; this picture shows an experimental set up of the system.
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The U.S. Air Force says "loose tweets destroy fleets" to warn troops to be careful about what they post online.
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Security vehicle filming strikers from Toronto Port Authority
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Google will now show red warnings for sites infected with malware and other "unwanted software".
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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