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In a first, Israel responds to Hamas hackers with an air-strike

Source: IDF For the first time, Israel has used brute military force to respond to a Hamas cyber-attack, three years after NATO proclaimed “cyber” an official battlefield in modern warfare. The “bomb-back” response took place on Saturday when Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched an air-strike against a building in the Gaza Strip they claimed it housed Hamas cyber operatives, which… Read more →

Garmin Forerunners, Google I/O expectations, Huawei solid number two (MobileTechRoundup show #468)

Over-the-top messaging allows Australia to stop regulating SMS services Messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and WeChat offer enough competition that SMS regulation is no longer required, the ACCC has said in its draft MTAS … Source Article from Forerunners, Google I/O expectations, Huawei solid number two (MobileTechRoundup show #468) blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Japanese government to create and maintain defensive malware

The Japanese Defense Ministry will create and maintain cyber-weapons in the form of malware that it plans to use in a defensive capacity. Once created, these malware strains, consisting of viruses and backdoors, will become Japan’s first-ever cyber-weapon, Japanese media reported earlier this week, citing a government source [1, 2, 3]. The malware is expected to be finished by the… Read more →