Posted on November 6, 2018 at 5:35 PM
It may not be surprising anymore to discover that those governments who barred Huawei from working on networks are merely based on suspicion. A report from the paywalled, which quoted a Down Under government source that there has been a series of occasions where the Chinese government has pressed Huawei to provide them access to foreign networks.
However, no details were given but if the report is true, this may validate the worst fears of governments throughout the world regarding the fact that Chinese manufacturers and telcos are subject to the whims of Beijing and may be helping their country in infiltrating the network of customers including contractors, agencies, and governments in other countries.
Google in its statement concerning this update said,
Crypto tracking apps create backdoors for Mac Users
Mac Users who invested in Cryptocurrencies will have to keep their two eyes open on the apps they are using to track their investments. According to researchers at Malwarebytes, there is a currency-tracking tool – CoinTicker, which activates a pair of backdoors when installing without the user knowing.
A statement from Malwarebytes says, “Although this functionality seems to be legitimate, the app is actually up to no good in the background, unbeknownst to the user. Without any signs of trouble, such as requests for authentication to root, there’s nothing to suggest to the user that anything is wrong.”
In the meantime, a duplicate of EggShell Server including script linking up the infected machine using a command server is been installed by the app. The aim is to harvest coin wallets massively.
Senator Joe Machine social media accounts hacked
A Democrat Senator Joe Manchin in West Virginia announced his account have been hacked by hackers. His social media accounts have been compromised. Though the report didn’t indicate the reason for this attack or what information was gathered, however, the senator noted that law enforcement is currently on the matter. With the US mid-term elections some hours away, it may be surprising to find that some members in the House and the Senate may have had their social media accounts attacked.