Stories by Rohan Pearce


Check Point finds ultrasound machine trivial to hack

Check Point has warned that medical devices used by major healthcare providers could have gaping security holes, with researchers at the security firm revealing they were able to easily hack an ultrasound machine and retrieve and alter records stored on it.

Huawei sues US government over 5G ban

Huawei will challenge the constitutionality of a law being used to prevent it from providing 5G equipment to US telecommunications carriers through a ban on government use of its products and services.

Facebook CEO says future lies in ‘private, encrypted services’

Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg says the future of social networking isn’t in “open platforms” but in private and secure intimate communications. The CEO said that increasingly people want to be able to connect in the “digital equivalent” of their living room.

Microsoft services hit by authentication problem

A swathe of Microsoft services have been hit by an authentication problem, with the company confirming problems with Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, LinkedIn, and other services that leverage Azure Active Directory (AAD) affected.

Cisco extends ACI to public cloud

Cisco has extended its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software-defined networking solution to the public cloud, with the vendor announcing today that ACI would support Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure.