LG Electronics' difficulties in striking a deal with Qualcomm for chip licensing could be damaging to sales of its recently released 5G smartphone. Park Sung-soon, an analyst at BNK Securities, noted that if the companies don't reach an agreement, "it is very likely that [LG] will not be able to make any phones since LG does not manufacture chips by itself."
More than a month after ransomware hobbled Baltimore's government computers, the city has finally restored much of its email system, but the effects of the attack will be felt for some time. "It's going to be an arduous, lengthy process," cybersecurity expert Jeff Bathurst said.
The Department of Transportation is one of several federal agencies using legacy IT systems, with no immediate plans to upgrade. Of the 65 systems the Government Accountability Office identified as most vulnerable, the DOT's was among the top 10.
Several states, including California and Nevada, might mandate the inclusion of credit card readers at electric-vehicle charging stations, a move experts say could put drivers' data at risk. Theft of credit card information via skimmers on fuel pumps has long been a problem at traditional gas stations.
Data breaches are becoming more efficient, small businesses are a growing target, and most attacks are financially motivated, Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report states. To protect themselves, businesses can require multifactor authentication on all email accounts, continuously monitor for suspicious activity and be especially cautious when using smartphones.
Hacking company Grayshift, which federal investigators turn to for help in breaking into locked iPhones, is considering expanding its reach to Android systems. Grayshift CEO David Miles said that while Apple's iOS system would remain a priority, "the most logical next step would be some of the more modern Android devices, from Samsung and Google."
AT&T will release its initial 5G phone, Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G, on June 17, but only to business customers, the carrier said, adding that it will initially charge $1,000 for the handset and set a 2 Gbps cap on download speeds. Verizon previously was the phone's exclusive carrier, but the S10 5G will now run on the "5G+" millimeter-wave network AT&T operates.
Cloud security company Netskope will offer certification and training in its partner program to meet the need for enterprise deployments on a large scale. The company will also provide increased incentives to resellers that increase opportunities for sales and renewals.
Avast has rolled out a patch-management tool aimed at assisting small and midsize businesses in the integration of security updates. The service recognizes security patches, makes them deployment priorities and oversees the outcome.