Mandatory Chinese tax app updates to remove backdoor – Security- Tempemail

The saga of the Chinese bank-mandated Aisino Intelligent Tax software that installed a remote access and control backdoor has taken an unexpected turn, as security researchers found it received an update that deletes the malicious code. Trustwave Spiderlabs said the software, which foreign companies have to use to pay local Continue Reading

India Bans TikTok and Other Chinese Apps Amid Border Tensions | Tempemail

Sourced from Gadgets 360. Popular Chinese video and music app TikTok has been banned in India, along with 58 other apps – most of which are Chinese. This comes as tensions between the two countries continue to rise. Developed by Chinese company Bytedance, TikTok allows users to share short videos Continue Reading

India bans 59 mostly Chinese apps amid border crisis – Software- Tempemail

India has banned 59 mostly Chinese mobile apps including TikTok and WeChat in its strongest move yet targeting China in the online space since a border crisis erupted between the two countries this month. India’s technology ministry issued an order stating the apps are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of Continue Reading

US says no to direct Chinese cable connection to Hong Kong – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

A United States government committee has recommended that the country’s telco watchdog, the Federal Communications Commission, denies permit for a direct cable connection to Hong Kong. The Pacific Light Cable Network is jointly developed by Facebook, Google and a Hong Kong holding company, Pacific Light Data Co Ltd and was Continue Reading

Chinese, Iranian hackers targeted US presidential campaigns, says Google – Security- Tempemail

State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the US presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official said on Thursday. The same official said Iranian hackers had recently targeted email accounts belonging to Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign staff. The announcement, made on Twitter by Continue Reading

Canada’s Huawei extradition ruling could unleash more Chinese backlash – Networking- Tempemail

A Canadian court ruling that could permit the extradition of a senior Huawei Technologies executive to the United States leaves Canada vulnerable to further retaliation from Beijing, analysts said. Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Wednesday lost a challenge to a US bid to extradite her to face bank Continue Reading

Chinese Researchers Disrupt Malware Attack That Infected Thousands of PCs – Tempemail

Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab said it partnered with tech giant Baidu to disrupt a malware botnet infecting over hundreds of thousands of systems. The botnet was traced back to a group it calls ShuangQiang (also called Double Gun), which has been behind several attacks since 2017 aimed at Continue Reading

As Chinese authorities expand use of health tracking apps, privacy concerns grow – Networking – Security – Software- Tempemail

China’s health tracking QR codes, which have played a key part in the country’s successful containment of the coronavirus, now look set to play a much broader role in daily life as local authorities dream up new uses for the technology. Embedded in the popular WeChat and Alipay smartphone apps, Continue Reading

Chinese hacking group found spying on Asian organisations: Report- Tempemail

Read Article An advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking group, believed to be from China, planted backdoors to spy on a telecommunications company, a gas company, and a governmental institution in Asia, said a joint report from cybersecurity teams at Avast and ESET. The group planted backdoors to gain long-term access Continue Reading

Amazon buys heat-sensing cameras from blacklisted Chinese firm | Technology

Amazon has bought cameras to take the temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the US previously blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. China’s Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd shipped Continue Reading