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GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment

GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment

Technology
Cyber security analysts tasked with investigating Huawei equipment used in the UK's telecommunications networks discovered a "nationally significant" vulnerability last year.Investigators at the UK's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) found an issue so severe that it was withheld from the company, according to an oversight report published on Thursday. Vulnerabilities are usually software design failures which could allow hostile actors (in particular the Chinese state when it comes to Huawei) to conduct a cyber attack. They are not necessarily intentional and can't be seen as an indication of any hostile intent on the part of the developers themselves. There is a hypothetical concern that Beijing could purposefully design some kind of deniable flaw in Huawei's equipment w...
Thwaites: ‘Doomsday Glacier’ vulnerability seen in new maps

Thwaites: ‘Doomsday Glacier’ vulnerability seen in new maps

Science
Scientists may just have identified Thwaites Glacier's Achilles heel. This Antarctic colossus is melting at a rapid rate, dumping billions of tonnes of ice in the ocean every year and pushing up global sea-levels. Now, a UK-US team has surveyed the deep seafloor channels in front of the glacier that almost certainly provide the access for warm water to infiltrate and attack Thwaites' underside.It's information that will be used to try to predict the ice stream's future."These channels had not been mapped before in this kind of detail, and what we've discovered is that they're actually much bigger than anyone thought - up to 600m deep. Think of six football pitches back to back," said Dr Kelly Hogan from the British Antarctic Sur...
Hilary Swank explores astronaut’s vulnerability in ‘Away’

Hilary Swank explores astronaut’s vulnerability in ‘Away’

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank plays an astronaut commanding a mission to Mars in the Netflix original series Away. Emma Green (Swank) leads an international crew on the Atlas I, but Swank said she was drawn to her character's vulnerability more than her authority. "I love that Emma was also written vulnerable, that [it] wasn't seen as a weakness," Swank said on a Television Critics Association panel. "It was seen as a strength of hers." Advertisement Andrew Hinderaker created Away, and Parenthood writer/producers Jessica Goldberg and Jason Katims executive produce. Swank said she felt the trio avoided common cliches about female characters who are leaders. "Usually, they're tough, they're from the military and leading with an iron fist," Swank sa...