The ABC's Four Corners program on Monday night was titled The Truth about 5G. It would have been better if it had been titled FUD about Huawei.
A report on the security of Internet-of-Things devices made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, published by the hitherto unheard of company Finite State, claims that analysis of 9936 firmware images in 558 different products shows that these devices are less secure than those from other vendors like Juniper and Arista.
A cyber security and information warfare researcher from the University of New South Wales has issued what can be only described as an alarmist warning that the forthcoming Australian Federal Election will attract social media manipulation, nation-state attacks and a "swarm of advertising and messaging in platforms as diverse as Facebook and WeChat".
Anti-virus firm ESET has made changes to one of its posts about torrent files and clients, after an op-ed published on iTWire gained an airing on the Web.
Anti-virus companies — or cyber security companies as they like to call themselves these days — are known for spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt among computer users due to the poor level of education among them.
If any country wants to prevent what is being touted as cyber war, then it would be better off destroying squirrels rather than spreading FUD about electricity grids and attackers, a former black hat hacker told a security conference last week.
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