While the Mirai IoT botnet primarily targeted consumer devices using default credentials, a spiritual successor has emerged which could potentially infect devices running on enterprise networks.
Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 recently discovered a new strain of a botnet malware called Echobot which is based on Mirai’s source code and targets flaws in business tools.
In addition to previously targeted vulnerabilities, Echobot also tires to exploit the CVE-2019-2725 vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server and the CVE-2018-6961 vulnerability in VMware NSX SD-WAN to add even more machines to its botnet.
According to Palo Alto’s team, those behind Echobot have expanded the malware’s exploit arsenal as a way of reaching additional devices besides home routers, webcams and digital video recorders. Mirai gained notoriety for preying on consumer devices and now, Echobot and other variants have set their sights on the enterprise.
By expanding its range of targets, Echobot now poses an even greater threat than Mirai once did and according to Akamai’s Larry Cashdollar, the botnet is also trying to exploit security flaws from the past.
Cashdollar discovered that several of the malware’s new exploits are for vulnerabilities that have been around for almost a decade but were never properly addressed including the CVE-2009-5157 vulnerability found in Linsys devices and the CVE-2010-5330 vulnerability in Ubiquiti’s devices.
In a blog post on Akamai’s site, Cashdollar provided further insight on how Echobot is trying to exploit older vulnerabilities, saying:
“Botnet developers are always looking for ways to spread malware. They are not just relying on exploiting new vulnerabilities that target IoT devices, but vulnerabilities in enterprise systems as well. Some of the new exploits they’ve added are older and have remained unpatched by the vendor. It seems the updates to Echobot are targeting systems that have possibly remained in service, but whose vulnerabilities were forgotten. This is an interesting tactic as these systems if found have remained vulnerable for years and will probably remain vulnerable for many more.”
Yubico has announced that it will soon replace hardware security keys from its YubiKey FIPS series due to a firmware flaw that reduces the randomness of cryptograhic keys generated by the devices.
Unlike the company’s consumer-focused products, the YubiKey FIPS Series are certified for use on US government networks and take their name from the US government’s Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).
In a recent security advisory, Yubico explained that YubiKey FIPS Series devices running firmware version 4.4.2 and 4.4.4 contain an issue where the first set of random values used by YubiKey FIPS applications after each device power-up have reduced randomness.
This means that these devices will generate keys that can be either partially or fully recovered depending on the cryptographic algorithm the key is using for a particular authentication operation.
Replacement security keys
Yubico discovered the issue internally in March and conducted a full investigation into the root cause, impact and how it could mitigate the issue for its customers. The company fixed the issue fully in YubiKey FIPS Series firmware version 4.4.5 but as a result of the firmware update, FIPS recertificiation was also required.
Yubico is also now advising owners of YubiKey FiPS Series devices to check the firmware version of their security key and affected users can sign up for a new key on its replacement portal. The company said that its customers would receive new YubiKey FIPS Series keys with firmware version 4.4.5.
According to the security advisory, most of the affected devices have either been replaced or are in the process of being replaced:
“To safeguard the security of our customers, Yubico has been conducting an active key replacement program for affected FIPS devices (versions 4.4.2 and 4.4.4) since the issue was discovered and recertification was achieved. At the time of this advisory, we estimate that the majority of affected YubiKey FIPS Series devices have been replaced, or are in process of replacement with updated, fixed versions of the devices.”
Yubico also reassured customers by informing them that the company is now aware of any security breaches that have occurred as a result of the issue.
England opened their World Cup campaign with a welcome 2-1 win over Scotland. For most of the game they were dominant, but questions will be asked as to how they allowed their neighbourly rivals to get back into the game in the later stages.
Argentina will have their tales up after earning a hard-fought goalless draw against fancied Japan in their first Group D match, earning the South Americans their first ever point in a World Cup.
How will the two teams fair today, in this, their second Women’s World Cup 2019 Group D match? Read on to find out how you can catch an Argentina v England live stream from anywhere around the world with our instructions below.
Live stream Argentina vs England – where and when
Today’s match takes place at the 225,181-capacity Stade Océane in Le Harve, in the Normandy region of northwestern France.
Kick-off is at 9pm CET, meaning a 8pm BST start for viewers in Scotland looking to cheer on their side. That’s a late night start of 6am AEST for those watching down under, and 4pm ET, 1pm PT for those in the US.
England will have to make do without Barcelona star Toni Duggan who is ruled out with a thigh injury, but Demi Stokes should be back in contention after the Manchester City left back started on the bench against Scotland.
The omens look good for England, with the Lionesses winning their only previous Women’s World Cup encounter with Argentina 6-1 during the 2007 group stages in China.
Argentina have meanwhile lost their three previous matches against European opposition at the Women’s World Cup, with a worrying combined aggregate score of 2-23, shipping an at least six goals in each match.
Will today’s match be another drubbing, or can Argentina keep another clean sheet? Don’t miss any of the action by following the instructions below and grabbing a live stream of Argentina vs England wherever you are in the world.
Watch a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 live stream from outside your country
If you’re in UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, we’ve got your viewing options listed below. If you’re out of the country for today’s match, you may find that geo-blocking will prevent you from watching your regular domestic coverage from abroad. You don’t have to risk watching the match on a dodgy stream, however.
With the option of using a VPN service, you can tune into the match no matter where you are in the world, and its super easy to set up.
We’ve put all the major VPN services through their paces, and during our tests ExpressVPN came out as our pick of all the services currently out there, thanks to it’s combination of security, speed and simplicity to use. It’s also compatible with loads of streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation, as well as Android and Apple mobiles. So to get that home broadcast and stay safer online, ExpressVPN is your best option (or one of the other best VPN services out there as listed below).
1. Express VPN (comes with a 30 day money back guarantee) This is the #1 rated best VPN in the world right now, with those previously mentioned levels of security, speed and compatibility putting it to the top of the list. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get 3 months absolutely FREE. Check out Express VPN2. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great choice for streaming. It’s really affordable, too 3. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
Once installed, you simply fire up the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate country. Choose any region showing the Women’s World Cup and you can then watch as if you were in that country. It’s really that simple.
How to stream today’s match in the UK
The good news for those looking to watch the Lionesses take on Argentina in the UK is that today’s match and all other games of the 2019 Women’s World Cup are to be shown free-to-air as the BBC has exclusive broadcasting rights for the tournament. You’ll also be able to watch matches live online and on the go via BBC iPlayer. Today’s match will be live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 7.30pm.
Fox Sports have the English language broadcast rights in the US while Telemundo and Universo have them for Spain will be showing the matches with Spanish commentary in the region. There’s also the Fox Go app you can download to your mobile device if you want to watch away from your TV.
Cord cutters who aren’t interested in getting tangled up in cable subscription should check out FuboTV , which will be showing matches in 4k and is currently offering a free trial. Alternatively you could try any of the other following services.
If you’re looking to tune into today’s match in the US, kick off is at 4pm ET and 1pm PT.
As well as opening up your viewing options for the Women’s World Cup, using a VPN allows you to watch all your domestic sports coverage from abroad.
How to watch Argentina vs England: live stream in Australia
While all matches involving Australia, (plus the quarter finals, semi-finals and final), will be available for free for viewers in Australia on SBS and the World Game online service, this match isn’t.
If you’re looking to tune to Argentina vs England in Oz, Optus Sport will be showing the game in the region, which means you’ll need a subscription which currently costs $14.99 per month, but will give you access to every match of the tournament live.
Whichever option you go for, prepare yourself for a late start as kick off is at 6am AEST.
Remember, you’ll need a VPN if you’re intending to watch the Australian coverage from overseas.
How to watch FIFA Women’s World Cup: Canada live stream
For footy fans in Canada, CTV/TSN is where you’ll need to head for today’s match. You’ll also have the CTV Go app for mobile as an additional option.
If you’re outside of Canada and want to watch your regular domestic coverage of the game, fear not. Downloading a VPN will let you watch CTV’s coverage from anywhere around the globe.
How to watch an Argentina vs England live stream in New Zealand
Watching the 2019 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand means splashing out for a subscription as Sky Sports holds exclusive rights for the tournament in the region. Today’s match starts in the early hours of Monday morning at 8am NZST and will also be available to watch on the Sky Go app. If you’re outside NZ and want to watch the match, you’re best bet is to get up and running with a VPN.
They say good things come in threes. Well, at the moment, good things come in threes from Three. It has just unleashed some incredible new deals on Samsung’s trio of 2019 handsets, taking an instant first place in the ongoing search for the very best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals.
The discounts come on the network’s 100GB tariff across each of the flagship Galaxy S10, bigger brother S10 Plus, and budget-friendly S10e. So you immediately know that you’re not going to be found wanting when it comes to Netflix binging and Spotify streaming away from the Wi-Fi.
But the prices that Three is offering aren’t just good value for so much data, they’re actually the outright best contract prices for these phones full stop.
See for yourself the quality of these S10 deals below and act fast if you like the look of them. We can’t imagine Three are going to let them go this cheap for long…
When it was revealed at MWC in February, the Mate X was seen as the foil to the Galaxy Fold, with an outside-folding screen and a thinner design. I got a chance to briefly spend some time with the Mate X at Mobile World Congress, and it definitely seemed like a pre-production unit. The representative was very careful to launch specific apps and handle it gingerly, and journalists weren’t allowed to hold the device for more than a few seconds at a time.
But while the delay is no doubt in large part related to engineering, the U.S. trade ban surely plays a role as well. It’s unclear whether Huawei will be able to run Google’s Play Store on the device due to Android licensing restrictions. The ban applies to all future phones, but since the Mate X was already in development, it might get a reprieve.
Even so, a poor launch of the Mate X would give Huawei a black eye it could ill afford right now. As a company spokesperson told CNBC: “We don’t want to launch a product to destroy our reputation.”
“Destroy” might be a harsh word, but the Galaxy Fold has certainly taken away some of Samsung’s luster. After early review units were plagued with screen issues, Samsung delayed the launch of its $1,899 device and several outlets have canceled pre-orders. However, Samsung still says the Fold is still coming. But at this point it might be a race to see which phone gets here last.
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Screens are everywhere now. Taking into account mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and televisions – not to mention smart displays – it’s no longer surprising to have several screen-based devices in your home, making the classic television a harder proposition than ever. So how does a TV maker compete in such a flooded market?
We spoke to the Kevin Wang, CEO of Chinese electronics brand TCL Multimedia, about the challenges facing TV makers today – even for one like TCL, which recently became the second-largest TV manufacturer in the world by units shipped.
Wang, who has held the chief executive position since 2017, admitted concern on the growth of the TV market, and the need to keep up amidst intense competition to get TVs into people’s homes:
“The whole market has big growth now. So you need big innovation… We have 8K coming, all on bigger screens, and a lot more panels [being produced].
“When I was a boy, I only had a 29-inch CRT. 29 inches was a big deal! But 20 years later, it’s a totally different experience.”
With so many devices competing for viewers’ attention – we only have so many eyes, after all – it’s only natural that televisions have had to aggressively target their core proposition: offering a larger and more cinematic viewing experience than the other screens that you own.
Whereas 40-inch TVs used to be seen as market-leading (let alone the 29-inch CRTs of Wang’s childhood) buyers today are largely opting for 55-inch TVs, with 65-inch TVs being the fastest growing size category. Even larger than that, the 75-inch televisions out there are appearing more and more, even if the compact homes of Europe and the UK are somewhat resistant to the trend.
Wang himself says he needs a TV to be “as big as possible”, and prefers watching on an 85-inch television – something we assume isn’t too hard to get hold of when you run one of the world’s largest TV makers.
But it’s clear that televisions have had to fight furiously against the tide of smaller-screen media – what with all those distracting social media apps and ‘friends’ – with Wang saying the products available today have to compensate by being “much, much more beautiful than five years ago.”
The need to improve visual performance to compete with smartphone screens is a sentiment echoed by Jiangyue Wang, PR Manager for TCL Electronics Europe – who added that the picture processing in TCL’s latest televisions utilizes “the same color and effect to make a selfie look better, or more pretty.”
Kevin Wang: “In China, a lot of customers have a TV, but they don’t have much time to watch TV… They’re just too busy on their phones.”
If you can’t beat ’em, phone ’em
The comments are even more interesting in the runup to TCL’s first own-brand smartphone. While TCL technically manufactures mobile screens through its subsidiary CSOT, it has yet to release a smartphone model under its own name.
While Wang states that TV will remain “our major business”, it makes sense to leverage its current manufacturing facilities to diversify the products under the TCL brand – adding the smartphone to a host of new audio and lifestyle ranges including headphones, soundbars, and even smart mirrors and toothbrushes.
The mobile market isn’t easy to enter, though, with even Apple reporting smaller iPhone sales YoY amidst fierce competition. But TCL’s hand in smartphone production should help somewhat.
While details are currently scant, we expect the model to land before the year is out, around September or October. Release in Europe is confirmed, but not whether that will include the UK. We’re told by a TCL spokesperson that it will be “high quality”, but TCL’s aggressive pricing makes us think it won’t be a model to break the bank.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated when we know more on pricing, specs, and where exactly we can expect the smartphone to land.
TCL 2019: every television coming from the TV make this year
Nintendo had a very strong showing at E3 2019 – somehow without even being at the expo. Thanks to its hugely popular Nintendo Direct livestreams, the house of Mario has managed to continue gripping gamers and gaming press alike with its joyful and nostalgic roster of titles – and this year it really knocked it out of the park.
Two years into the Nintendo Switch‘s lifespan, there are still massive mainline franchises pulling out the stops. We may not have got more details about the rumored Switch console upgrades coming later in the year, but there was still plenty for us to chew on: fantastic-looking new games, significant updates to existing favorites, smart ports and remakes, as well as at least one bombshell sequel.
So what did Nintendo have on show? We’ve collated all of the most exciting game trailers and new announcements below – from Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Pokemon Sword and Shield to a whole load of Zelda titles in the works.
There’s plenty we didn’t see, to be far: no sign of the delayed Metroid Prime 4, or the soon-to-be-released Mario Maker 2. But for an expo that largely exists to create hype around new and upcoming releases, we’re certainly excited about what we saw.
At this stage, there’s no name or release date to go on (we’ll just have to call it The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 for now), just a momentary clip instead. It showed Zelda and Link exploring beneath Hyrule Castle, before encountering a resurrected warrior foe – potentially an undead Gannondorf. The camera cuts to a view of Hyrule Castle from a distant location. There’s a ground-shaking quake, Hyrule Castle is engulfed in dust. And that’s it.
Very much looking to be in keeping with the new Zelda formula laid down by Breath of the Wild, this could be this generation’s Majora’s Mask.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
You may not be afraid of no ghost, but Luigi still is. We got an extended look at Luigi’s Mansion 3 during the Nintendo livestream, which introduced us to a few new mechanics for the game. Namely, it’s looking like it’ll be a much more kinetic outing for the scaredy-cat plumber, who will be able to use his ghost-catching vacuum cleaner thing to slam spectors against walls, while also doing an area-of-effect air blast. On the floor at E3 we got to play through tons of content from the trailer (seen below) and made it to our first boss battle with the King Ghost.
There’s also a new multiplayer mode announced for the game called ScareScraper, letting you compete for ghost-hunting prowess against your buddies, as well as a co-op mode that introduces a new character called “Gooigi”. Imagine a Flubber-fied version of Luigi, and you’re there, with the green gooey version of Luigi able to walk on spikes and squeeze through fences like a friendly T-1000 terminator. He’ll also be the secondary character couch co-op players get to play as.
Sadly, there’s still no firm release date for Luigi’s Mansion 3 beyond “2019”. We’ll keep you posted.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
We knew the remake of the GameBoy classic, Link’s Awakening, was going to be at E3 2019 but we didn’t know how much fun we’d have with it. In a 15-minute demo with the game we were able to get our trusty sword from the beach, trudge through the mysterious forest and battle the first dungeon’s mini-boss, Rolling Bones.
Still keeping to that top-down style that the series was once so famous for (but with a new, modernised, Pixar-like art style), Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch has now been revealed to have a build-your-own dungeon mode. Drag-and-drop tiles will let you build new challenges within the game – here’s hoping there’s an online element so that you can share them with your friends.
The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch
Someone had better send a demon hunter to Nintendo HQ – there must be some sort of dark magic being cast in order to make The Witcher 3 run on the Nintendo Switch. But monster hunter Geralt is indeed headed to the hybrid console, both in its docked and on-to-go handheld modes.
It’s the complete edition of the game, including all its expansion packs, and while the lengthy, engrossing adventure is perfect for mobile play-anywhere sessions, we’re still stumped as to how they’re going to make it work on relatively underpowered hardware. We can’t wait to see it in action for ourselves.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
We’ve seen a lot about Pokémon Sword and Shield, which is coming to Nintendo Switch November 15, 2019. The hype is high, the release date is soon, but Nintendo doesn’t have much more to show off than it did during its Sword and Shield-dedicated Nintendo Direct presentation released a week before E3 2019.
Our demo at E3 gave us a taste of the Galar region that players will be exploring, and specifically showed off the vaunted ‘Dynamax’ feature that temporarily evolves your Pokémon to colossal size and power. We took on the Water Gym Leader Nessa in a huge arena in front of cheering crowds using an oversized Grookie and, in the end of the demo, got out first badge.
The only thing missing from that demo was a look at the legendary Pokémon that give this generation its name, Zacian (sword) and Zamazenta (shield). But there’s always a chance Nintendo will put out a demo before the game’s launch in November.
Panzer Dragoon originally came out for the Sega Saturn in 1995, which tells you how iconic the game has become as the only title from that doomed console to be remembered so fondly. The game has been completely remade for a Switch release later in 2019.
The original Panzer Dragoon perched the player on the back of a dragon and gave them a gun. It’s a rail shooter on a dragon. Need we say more? Okay, the game didn’t just make its bones on then-novel 3D gameplay – its vibrant world and lore captured players’ imaginations, too. We knew the game was being remade by Polish publisher Forever Entertainment, but didn’t know the Switch would be included in its release plans.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
The Marvel’s Avengers game from Square Enix made plenty of waves, sure, but Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: the Black Order deserves plenty of attention too. You’ll be able to play as one of countless characters from across the rich Marvel universe in an interesting-looking action RPG. Plus, we got to see Magneto wielding an Infinity Stone, and we can’t wait to see how that pans out.
Luckily, we only have to wait until July 19 to get our hands on it… not that it stopped us from playing it at E3 2019. In a short demo three of our editors were able to team up, taking control of Wolverine, Captain America and Storm, while battling through Hand forces in Hell’s Kitchen.
We didn’t get to see the complete list of characters coming to the game, but if you’re a fan of non-Avengers Marvel lineups like the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, keep an eye out for the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order season pass that will have tons of cool characters.
Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest’s Hero
Some of the more surprising faces were those added to the roster for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the Switch entry for Nintendo’s iconic fighting franchise that came out last year. There’s been a steady drip-feed of additional Smash Bros DLC content with new characters like Piranha Plant and Persona 5’s Joker joining the fray – though Nintendo has now revealed the next two fighters for the coming content packs.
The first is Hero! You know, Hero? The (technically unnamed) protagonist from the recent Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be slashing his way onto Smash Bros stages later this summer, with a nifty trailer showing off some serious swordplay – and three alternative skins that let you play as the lead characters from Dragon Quest III, Dragon Quest IV, and Dragon Quest VII.
The other is Rare mascot Banjo-Kazooie, who first appeared on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998, and has been at the top of fan’s lists to add to the game, alongside the likes of Dragonball’s Goku or Crash Bandicoot (we’re still holding out hope for the others).
Banjo-Kazooie will be available to download – with additional soundtracks and stages for the game – in Autumn 2019. As a fighter, they’re sure to add a whole load of vertical strategy with that bird strapped to Banjo’s back.
Animal Crossing New Horizons
Our first gameplay footage of Animal Crossing: New Horizons shows the villager farming and crafting new furniture – something that has never been an aspect of the main Animal Crossing games. Some of these features look like they’re lifted from Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, while other aspects are completely new for the series.
The setup for the game, as was revealed by the trailer, is that Tom Nook is now chartering vacation packages to a deserted island which you, as the villager, must explore and cultivate into a thriving community. It’s a neat spin on the classic formula, and one that we’ll hear more about before it comes out on March 20, 2020.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
This one’s a match made in heaven for Nintendo’s portable machine. Ni no Kuni is, in our humble opinion, one of the most underrated JRPGs of the last decade.
With art direction helped along by some of the Studio Ghibli team, it combines beautiful anime visuals with a Pokemon-like battle system that has you training up companion monsters for turn-based battles. It’s also got an absolutely heart wrenching story. It’s a long and fairytale-like adventure, making it perfectly suited for on-the-go play.
The upcoming latest edition in the Doom series has been confirmed to be making its way to Nintendo Switch, meaning you can transverse the hellscape while on your work commute. A truly terrifying thought.
Unfortunately we don’t know exactly when we’ll be seeing the Doomslayer making his way to Switch – seeing as Doom Eternal doesn’t actually have a release date yet – but we do know it’ll be later this year.
While violent first person shooters don’t exactly have the charm factor that Nintendo is known for, the most recent Doom game went down a treat on Switch and we’re expecting Eternal to do the same. Who said the Nintendo Switch was just for kids?
Nintendo’s not known for its horror titles either, but it’s getting one of the best ever made in the shape of a port of Alien Isolation.
Based on the classic sci-fi franchise, you play as Ellen Ripley’s daughter as she’s hunted down by a lone xenomorph aboard an abandoned space station. It’s more survival-horror than action, where hiding and holding your breath is a better bet than going in all guns blazing. And, with the Nintendo Switch being a hybrid handheld, you can bring the game on the toilet to play in case you get so scared that you… well. You get the picture.
Dauntless officially launched in May 2019 with a bang, drawing millions of players to the free-to-play monster hunting game. Sure, it seems to lift a lot from Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise, but at least F2P makes it accessible to fans who can’t stomach the high price tag of a new game – and lets their friends try it at no cost.
Dauntless exists in a world torn asunder by a cataclysm that releases gigantic monsters, Behemoths, that the players must hunt and destroy. Like Fortnite before it, Dauntless allows cross-platform play, so expect to link up with your buddies on WIndows, PS4 and Xbox One when the game launches on Switch later in 2019.
Collection of Mana
If you’re after some RPG nostalgia on Switch, Nintendo has you covered. The Collection of Mana released in Japan back in 2017, bundling a trilogy of iconic games from the Mana series – and is now available to download from the Switch eShop across the world.
That includes Final Fantasy Adventure (Game Boy, 1991) and its sequel Secret of Mana (SNES, 1993) – as well as the third game in the series, Trials of Mana (Super Famicom, 1995) that until now has never been released outside of Japan. See the trailer below for some wonderful pixel action.
E3 2019is the biggest gaming event of the year. TechRadar is reporting live from LA, telling you all about the biggest announcements of the week, from epic game trailers to shocking release date reveals. Follow our expert analysis of the keynotes and what we see on the E3 show floor.