News Round-Up 7 June 2019

Welcome to the weekly news round-up from our marketing team, featuring highlights from inside our business and the broader industry. 

Industry news

New Microsoft vulnerability

A flaw known as BlueKeep has been found in older Microsoft operating systems, leaving systems vulnerable to malware attacks. This comes hot on the heels of the EternalBlue flaw which the NSA kept secret and lead to the recent ransomware attack on the city of Baltimore as well as 2017’s WannaCry attack.

Huawei news

It’s been a busy week of news for troubled Chinese brand Huawei. Google has reportedly suggested that the US ban on dealing with Huawei represents a national security risk as Huawei may be forced to use non-Google forked versions of Android on their phones, which will lack Google’s malware scanning and app store security, putting them at risk of hacking.

Further to this, it’s also been reported that Facebook will no longer be allowing its apps (including WhatsApp and Instagram) to be pre-installed on Huawei phones, in line with the ban. Though they won’t be included out of the box, users will still be able to install them themselves, though probably not via the Google Play Store…

Following a number of western countries putting restrictions on Huawei’s involvement in supplying 5G equipment, Russia has signed a deal which will see the company developing Russian 5G networks over the next year. 

Samsung looks to the future

5G may have been launching everywhere in the last couple of months, but it’s already old news as far as Samsung’s concerned. The Korean company has announced this week that it's already researching 6G

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Service desk news

In the last week, the service desk team have solved Wi-Fi and Flash Player issues for customers, as well as resolving a problem which a customer was experiencing with their phone line. 

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