A recent advisory from the combined "Five Eyes" security agencies shows the attitudes by security authorities in relation to various forms of malware are changing.
The US Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security has, along with government ministers from the other Five Eyes countries - the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - published a list of what it calls voluntary principles to curb the scourge of online child sexual abuse.
Western intelligence agencies, which have been accusing China and Russia of spying on their nations, reportedly infiltrated the Russian search firm Yandex last year, using Windows malware known as Regin that has been identified as having been created and used by the NSA and Britain's GCHQ.
The UK has left the door open for a backflip on its reported decision to give Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei technologies a limited role in the rollout of 5G networks, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt saying that London would never take a decision that would compromise its ability to share intelligence with its Five Eyes colleagues.
A senior associate fellow of the world's and the UK's oldest defence and security think-tank has said that, in his opinion the UK should ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from participation in the country's 5G networks or risk being cut of intelligence-sharing by other Five Eyes countries.
Monday is the last day on which Australians can submit their statements of support or opposition to the proposed Assistance and Access bill which seeks to force people or organisations to allow access to encrypted communications.
Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has urged Australians to comment on the government's draft encryption bill and ask Parliament to avoid mandating backdoors in applications that provide encryption.
The governments of the Five Eyes countries — the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — have warned tech companies that they must voluntarily enable access to products sold in these five countries, else they will be forced to do so in cases deemed necessary.
The UK and Canada are understood to be lobbying Australia not to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei from playing a role in building 5G networks Down Under, iTWire has learnt.
Eighty-three organisations and experts from the Five Eyes countries have called on ministers responsible for security to respect the right to use and develop strong encryption.
Australia will use a meeting this week to try and get the co-operation of its partners in the Five Eyes alliance to "thwart" the use of encryption by terrorists.
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