Researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group say that using fingerprints for security is likely to work about 20% of the time. In the other roughly 80% of cases they tested, Paul Rascagneres and Vitor Ventura said they were able to clone prints that enabled them to bypass the security on different devices.

A developer of the messaging app Signal, that offers end-to-end encryption, has used the situation created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to warn Americans of the dangers to their privacy if legislators manage to put in place a new law known as the EARN IT Act that could make the use of end-to-end encryption unlawful.

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Canadian security software and services firm Blackberry claims five attack groups serving the interests of China have been targeting Linux servers, Windows systems and Android devices for nearly 10 years, remaining undetected in the process.

Close on the heels of releasing its first self-branded smartphones, TCL Communication has announced four smart connected devices: a 5G router, wireless earphones, heart-rate monitoring earphones and a new version of the TCL MOVETIME Kids Watch.

Israel has used just one zero-day vulnerability in attacks it has crafted during the period 2012-19, if research by the security firm FireEye's Mandiant Threat Intelligence group is to be believed.

IBM-owned open source provider Red Hat has appointed Paul Cormier as its president and chief executive, succeeding Jim Whitehurst who has become the president of IBM.

Increasing competition and the lowest net increase for six years had already put pressure on Australia’s mobile carriers even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, according to new research from analyst firm, Telsyte.

Veteran security researcher Brian Bartholomew has cast doubt on claims made about attacks by a nation-state backed group on a Chinese VPN provider whose software was used by the Beijing government and its overseas agencies. The allegations were made by Chinese security firm 360 Core Security (Qihoo Security) in a blog post on 6 April.

Wine merchant The Wine Collective (TWC) is using Boomi to integrate its diverse applications and to connect with third parties including Australia Post.

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