Sweden bans China’s Huawei and ZTE from 5G network

On Tuesday, in a significant development, Swedish regulators have banned China’s Huawei and ZTE from developing its 5G network ahead of the launch of its spectrum auction, scheduled for next month. The decision by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) follows assessments by the by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service. Following widespread concerns,…

Huawei’s mobile equipment gradually being replaced with Nokia equivalent in EU

According to two sources close to the matter at hand, telecom operators Orange Belgium and Proximus plan on replacing Huawei’s mobile equipment in Belgium and Luxembourg with Nokia equivalent. The development comes with growing recognition of U.S. accusations that Huawei’s telecom gear could be used for economic and military espionage purposes by Beijing. Both Nokia…

Hacker gains access to Tyler Technologies’ internal network, U.S. election software safe

In a statement Tyler Technologies said, its network was hacked by a ransomware, a kind of computer virus through which hackers encrypts files and decrypt them once their payment demands are met. The hacker was able to gain access to its internal networks, but could not access to the systems it hosts for clients; incidentally,…

Huawei’s telecom equipment carry serious significant risks: British government report

The report notes, “The evidence of sustained change is especially important as similar strongly worded commitments from Huawei in the past have not brought about any discernible improvements”. On Thursday, in a significant development, Britain has publicly chastised Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new…

Australia’s TPG Telecom discontinues sourcing of telecom equipment from Huawei

Telecom operators are designing 5G systems based on either Ericsson’s technology or that of Nokia Oyj. On Tuesday, Australia’s nascent network TPG Telecom Ltd stated, it would abandoned building its mobile telephone network which relied heavily on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for equipment since the Australian government has banned Huawei on security grounds. Across the…

Trump Administration expected to unveil new cyber rules on vulnerabilities today

The new rules aim to balance the requirements of having a basket of vulnerabilities to conduct cyber attacks against enemy systems with that of protecting domestic industry and consumers from cyber attacks from foreign intelligence agencies, criminals and hackers. As per a national security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, on Wednesday the Trump…