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US China-watcher warns against Middle Kingdom tech dominance

Another U.S. government panel has warned of the dangers of over-reliance on Chinese tech vendors: the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The commission released its 2018 annual report today, and in it warned that China's plans to dominate two key tech sectors - the Internet of Things, and 5G - represented a threat to US critical infrastructure.

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Microsoft patches windows zero-day used by multiple cyber-espionage groups

Microsoft released today its monthly roll-up of security patches known as Patch Tuesday. This month, the Redmond-based company has fixed 62 security flaws.

Among the 62 fixes, there is also a fix for a zero-day vulnerability that was under active exploitation before today's patches were made available.

The zero-day, tracked as CVE-2018-8589, impacts the Windows Win32k component.

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Here's how hackers could have spied on your DJI drone account

Cybersecurity researchers today revealed details of a potential dangerous vulnerability in DJI Drone web app that could have allowed attackers access user accounts and synced sensitive information within it, including flight records, location, live video camera feed, and photos taken during a flight.

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Apple T2 security chip in new MacBooks disconnects Microphone when lid is closed

Almost as soon as Apple released iOS 12.1 on Tuesday, a Spanish security researcher discovered a bug that exploits group Facetime calls to give anyone access to an iPhone users' contact information with no need for a passcode.

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Kenya's Communication Authority looking into WhatsApp regulation

The Communications Authority of Kenya is considering a move to regulate online services which is a big move by the regulator.

According to reports, the authority is in search of a consultant to study how these services, also termed as over-the-top services (OTTS) like WhatsApp or Skype could be regulated.

The authority will study the outcome and the recommendations from the consultancy and decide what aspects it will implement as part of its mandate.

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Two New Bluetooth Chip Flaws Expose Millions of Devices to Remote Attacks

Security researchers have unveiled details of two critical vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Low Energy chips embedded in millions of access points and networking devices used by enterprises around the world.

Dubbed BleedingBit, the set of two vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and take full control of vulnerable devices without authentication, including medical devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, as well as point-of-sales and IoT devices.

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