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How 2FA can be hacked using social engineering

Many services today use two-factor authentication (2FA) to improve the security of user accounts. In most cases, 2FA utilizes a password and a code sent via SMS or email as the two factors of verification. Compared to the password-only approach, 2FA is significantly stronger...

European Commission makes recommendations on 5G network security

  The commission said that member states will be able to exclude vendors over security allegations The European Commission has recommended a number of operational steps and measures to ensure a high level of cybersecurity for 5G networks across the European Union. The EC's recommendations for member...

Merkel confirms Germany is not planning to exclude Huawei from 5G deals

  The German government said that excluding the Chinese vendor would represent a challenge for local operators participating in a 5G auction Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated that the government is not planning to exclude Chinese vendor Huawei from 5G contracts in the country, international...

Germany to define its own 5G security standard, Merkel says

The German government said it will discuss security concerns with key European partners and government officials in the U.S.   Germany expects to define its own security standards for the deployment of 5G infrastructure, international press reported Chancellor Angela Merkel as saying. This development comes days after...

European Parliament urges states to take action against Chinese 5G threat

  The Parliament said European states should develop guidance on how to tackle cyber threats when procuring 5G equipment The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the European Union to take action on potential security threats linked to China's growing technological presence in Europe,...

Huawei opens cybersecurity center in Belgium

The vendor said government agencies, regulators and customers will have access to Huawei’s cybersecurity practices Chinese vendor Huawei has opened a cybersecurity transparency centre in Brussels, Belgium, with the aim of showing concrete measures to guarantee the security of its 5G solutions Huawei said more than...

EU aims for quick resolution to 5G security concerns

  European Commissioner for digital economy and society Mariya Gabriel said during a keynote at MWC that Europe has to have a common approach to this issue   BARCELONA--European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel said the European Commission will soon bring a solution for...

ZTE to open three security labs during this year

  The Chinese vendor said customers will be able to have access to the source code of its products BARCELONA--ZTE plans to open three labs during 2019, with the aim of allowing customers to have access to the source code of the vendor’s products, ZTE’s Chief...

UK says potential risk of using Huawei for 5G can be mitigated: report

  A former head of the U.K. signals intelligence agency also said that there was no evidence of malicious Chinese state cyber activity through Huawei The U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has concluded that the country has the tools to mitigate the potential risk from...

Merkel urges China to provide safeguards to allow Huawei in 5G contracts

The German Chancellor said Chinese authorities need to provide guarantees they will not have access to data handled by Huawei German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the Chinese government needs to provide guarantees that it will not have access to data handled by Huawei Technologies...

UK says security review on telecom supply chain to be completed in March

As more countries scrutinize Huawei, the government is currently assessing potential security threats for local telecom network infrastructure A government review into telecoms security which will recommend whether Huawei should be banned from U.K. telecom networks is expected to be completed in March, Sky News...

Five stops on the federal road map toward botnet resilience

Cybersecurity road map aims to support more secure and resilient IoT development for consumer, enterprise and government users If there is a path to a digital world that is more secure and resistant to botnet attacks, what would that path look like? A newly published U.S....

German car makers interested in deploying own 5G networks

  BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler have already expressed interest in operating private 5G networks for their plants German car makers are looking to deploy their own 5G networks in order to start manufacturing self-driving cars by 2021, German press reported. Under such a scenario, car makers would...

Spirent talks automating service assurance for 5G

The pending commercialization and future expansion of 5G creates a number of challenges for operators, service assurance chief among them—given the massive infrastructure investment, it's imperative to understand the quality of new services. As this shift plays out with U.S. operators leading the charge,...

Turkcell in talks with telcos to share digital transformation know-how: CEO

The Turkish operator said it is in talks with nearly 30 companies from all over the world to discuss ways to create digital economies MUNICH, GERMANY--Turkish mobile operator Turkcell is currently having talks with about 30 different operators with the main aim of sharing the...

Cisco expects large investments in 5G to occur in 2020, CEO says

Cisco’s revenues for fiscal Q4 were up 6% year-on-year Cisco foresees large investments by telecom operators in 5G technologies in 2020, the company’s CEO Chuck Robbins said on a conference call with investors. “We expect that is still a year out before many will start ...

Trump signs defense bill banning US agencies from buying tech from Huawei, ZTE

  The Chinese government said it will review the impact of the measure U.S. President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which includes new regulations that ban government agencies doing business with Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE. The bill prohibits the U.S....

AI and 5G go hand-in-hand for network operations

As network attacks get more sophisticated, AI can help with threat detection As it continues to develop, 5G will become increasingly complex. The need to deploy virtualized, programmable infrastructure becomes more pressing as new bandwidth-consuming enterprise, industrial and consumer applications hit the market. And, in...

Sprint, NXM Labs connected car platform sports blockchain security

Sprint will add NXM's blockchain security technology into its connected car module due out in fall. Cars, like any device with chips embedded and connected to the outside word, can be hacked. It’s happened since 2015, when two engineers famously hacked a Jeep Cherokee. Since...

#TBT: Enterprise + wireless web; PDAs > laptops … this week in 2000

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Figuring out the...

Regulatory concern over ZTE spreads to U.K.

ZTE singled out as a national security concern in U.K. Chinese telecom infrastructure, smartphone and technology companies Huawei and ZTE are currently the focus of significant federal-level interest in the United States. There are bills in the US House and Senate that, if passed, would...

FCC committee warns of diameter signaling network vulnerabilities

Diameter signaling has similar vulnerabilities as SS7 Location tracking, interception of voice and text messages, denial of service and account fraud are all potential attack vectors associated with the Signaling System 7 protocol. And those same vulnerabilities can be applied to diameter signaling, according to...

How to secure connected vehicles

Security vulnerabilities of connected vehicles Automakers are in a race to make their vehicles more secure in an era of web-connected devices. While vehicles with internet access enable services like infotainment systems and maintenance monitoring, they also pose security risks on account of being connected...

Microsoft previews Windows Server 2019 with Linux, Kubernetes support

Microsoft gives sneak peak of Windows Server 2019 Microsoft recently previewed Windows Server 2019 with general availability slated for the second half of this year. Based on feedback from its customers, Microsoft is focused on four themes with Windows Server 2019, including hybrid, security, application...

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