New center to fight cyber crime opens at Munich Airport

MUC teams up with cybersecurity specialists

The number of attacks on the IT systems of companies and public-sector organizations in Germany has rapidly increased in recent years, parallel to the rise of digitization. Munich Airport also faces all kinds of cyber attacks on a daily basis. Now a new center of competence is being set up at the Bavarian hub. It will bring together IT experts from the airport operating company (FMG) and specialists from high-profile tech companies to test defensive strategies and look for new solutions in the fight against cyber-criminals.

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WhatsApp rejects UK Govt request for ‘backdoor’ access to encrypted messages

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has reportedly rejected a demand from the British government earlier this year for it to create a backdoor into its secure network. Such a system would allow UK security services to access messages sent through the service, which protects its users’ communications with end-to-end (E2E) encryption.

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