Another busy week in security saw several product announcements intermingled with sector developments, not least GCHQ stepping in to avoid a likely catastrophe with the UK's smart meter rollout plan. We've rounded up the key security news below.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released an encryption SDK to help developers build applications that correctly implement encryption and thus ensure that data is kept as secure as possible in the AWS cloud.
Google cited stronger security and access to new technology as reasons for companies to embrace, rather than shun, cloud platforms.
An 'outside party' has come forward with a potential solution to accessing an iPhone in the latest twist in a complex encryption case.
An encryption error could have left 53 million smart meters wide open to hacking, forcing the UK's top government tech organisation to step in and avert disaster.
Containers specialist CoreOS has released an open source tool designed to help organisations better secure their infrastructure by inspecting container images for known security flaws and offering the relevant patch or update if available.
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago