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US China-watcher warns against Middle Kingdom tech dominance

Another US government panel has warned of the dangers of over-reliance on Chinese tech vendors: the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The commission released its 2018 annual report today, and in it warned that China's plans to dominate two key tech sectors – the Internet of Things, and 5G – represented a threat …

France: Let's make the internet safer. America, Russia, China: Let's go with 'no' on that

America has aligned with China and Russia to scupper a France-led initiative to improve the internet's security. However, French president Emmanuel Macron has promised to battle on. World leaders were meeting in France for the Paris Peace Forum, where French President Emmanuel Macron used the Internet Governance Forum to …

OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

Updated People's connections in the US to Google – including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijack. That means folks in Texas, California, Ohio, and so on, firing up their browsers and software to connect to Google and its …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Nov 2018

What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

IBM can now officially boast it has built the world's two most powerful publicly known supercomputers. The Big Blue-powered 144 PFLOPS Summit and 95 PFLOPS Sierra systems took the top two spots, first and second respectively, in the biannual Top500 supercomputing list, beating out the massive Chinese 93 PFLOPS Sunway …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Nov 2018

Two fool for school: Headmaster, vice principal busted for mining crypto-coins in dorms, classrooms

The headmaster in China is in hot water after being caught using his school to house a crypto-mining operation. Chinese news site HK01 (via CCN this week) reports that principal Lei Hua was fired after authorities found he and vice principal Wang Zhipeng were found to be running a collection of rack-mounted cryptocoin mining …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Nov 2018

Chinese teen braniacs are being trained to build new AI weapons

A top Chinese university has recruited a select group of whizkids straight from high school to develop new AI weapons. The Beijing Institute of Technology, which is piloting the scheme, is renowned for weaponry science and technology. It receives funding from the Chinese government, the Commission for Science, Technology and …
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Guess who's back, back again? China's back, hacking your friends: Beijing targets American biz amid tech tariff tiff

Three years after the governments of America and China agreed not to hack corporations in each other's countries, experts say Beijing is now back to its old ways. And if that's the case, we can well imagine Uncle Sam having a pop back. Speaking at the Aspen Cyber Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, a panel including top NSA …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Nov 2018
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Google logins make JavaScript mandatory, Huawei China spy shock, Mac malware, Iran gets new Stuxnet, and more

Roundup This week there were Hacked Home Hubs, buggered BBC Bits, and PortSmash privilege punch-ups. But that wasn't all that happened – here's a weekend roundup just for you. Huawei helped China with hacks, says Australia So it turns out all those governments weren't just being paranoid when they barred Huawei from working on …
Shaun Nichols, 3 Nov 2018
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Great. Global internet freedoms take another dive as censorship and fake news proliferate

Internet freedoms have taken a nose dive for the eighth year running, according to a report warning that authoritarian countries and populist leaders are exporting harmful attitudes and ideas around the world. The US pro-democracy think tank Freedom House produces a report on internet freedoms each year. This year, it assessed …
Rebecca Hill, 2 Nov 2018

Talk about Micron-aggression: US charges Chinese biz, staff over DRAM chip secrets theft

The US Department of Justice has unveiled charges against two companies and three individuals it says have been stealing trade secrets from American memory chipmaker Micron. The DOJ claims United Microelectronics Corporation and Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit – along with individuals Stephen Chen, JT Ho, and Kenny Wang – all …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Nov 2018
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US government charges two Chinese spies over jet engine blueprint theft

The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese spies with stealing jet engine blueprints through a series of online hacks over the course of five years. Zha Rong and Chai Meng work for the Chinese government's state security ministry (JSSD), the US government claims, and collaborated with six hackers and two moles at the …
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Oct 2018
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The end (of the flash boom) is nigh! But not before SK Hynix tallies up its record revenues

In its third 2018 quarter, SK Hynix revenues were up a massive 41 per cent, year on year, to a record $9.94bn, with net income of $4.08bn, a rise of 53.5 per cent on the year. The operating profit margin also rose, reaching 57 per cent from 46 per cent a year earlier. All the stats for the quarter, the three months to …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2018

China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

Cheeky Huawei has advised the President of the United States to use one of its own Chinese-designed phones to avoid eavesdropping. The New York Times reported this week that alongside his government-issued secure line, Donald Trump frequently made calls to associates using a regular old insecure consumer network and his …
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Oct 2018
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Tech world mulls threat as new round of US China trade tariffs looms

US consumers and businesses shopping for tech in Europe? The rise of manufacturing in Vietnam or the Philippines? The tech industry is braced for the potential consequences of another, wider reaching round of trade tariffs on components or finished goods that are imported to the US from China. Amid Trump-China tariff tiff, …
Paul Kunert, 25 Oct 2018
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Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

Video A Chinese businessman has announced plans to light Chengdu at night by launching an artificial "moon" to direct the out-of-sight Sun's rays down onto the city's streets. The idea is the brainchild of Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute. He said …
Iain Thomson, 18 Oct 2018

The Obama-era cyber détente with China was nice, wasn't it? Yeah well it's obviously over now

Infosec pros might have already noticed some familiar IP address ranges in their system logs – China has returned to the cyber-attack arena. That's the conclusion of threat intel outfit CrowdStrike, which released its midyear threat report this week (downloadable here with free registration). The firm's Falcon OverWatch team …
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Oh no, Xi didn't! Chinese spymaster cuffed in Belgium, yoinked to US on aerospace snoop rap

US prosecutors have unsealed charges against a collared Chinese national, accusing him of stealing trade secrets from American aerospace companies. Yanjun Xu, who Uncle Sam says is the deputy director the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), has been charged with one count each of economic espionage and trade secret theft …
Shaun Nichols, 11 Oct 2018

Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials

UPDATED UK spymasters and US Homeland Security officials have supported Western tech companies' denials that Chinese agents were able to smuggle hidden surveillance chips into Super Micro servers. Mainstream media megastructure Bloomberg reported last week that Beijing's military intelligence pressured or bribed a Chinese …

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