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New IBM Mainframe Encrypts All the Things
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4/22/2020 | 7:24:52 AM
Re: Mainframes a bridge too far for hackers
The security risks inherent in Chinese-made 5G networking equipment are easy to understand. Because the companies that make the equipment are subservient to the Chinese government, they could be forced to include backdoors in the hardware or software to give Beijing remote access. Eavesdropping is also a risk, although efforts to listen in would almost certainly be detectable. More insidious is the possibility that Beijing could use its access to degrade or disrupt communications services in the event of a larger geopolitical conflict.

 
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7/18/2017 | 1:37:45 PM
Mainframes a bridge too far for hackers
Mainframe operating systems have many built in security measures, and have proven a bridge too far for hackers, so far. That's why they're still in use at major banks and insurance companies. Adding encryption of all data will lock in that reputation for security and keep mainframes running applications into the next century.


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