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Facebook doubles ad-hacking bounty

Small security snafus snuffed, try the tiny and technical
Darren Pauli, 17 Oct 05:29

Australian spookhaus busted for warrantless tap of own phones

Stop laughing: it also messed up civilian telecoms intercepts and is about to get more powers
Simon Sharwood, 17 Oct 02:04

FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

Claims it's what the Founding Fathers would have wanted – catching killers and pedos
Iain Thomson, 16 Oct 20:19

Hacker-hunters finger 'Keyser Soze' of Russian underground card sales

Report claims user named 'Rescator' is mastermind
John Leyden, 16 Oct 12:18

Drupal SQL injection nasty leaves sites 'wide open' to attack

Usual drill - install the patch tout de suite
John Leyden, 16 Oct 11:41

Securobods RAGE over $600k Kickstarter Tor box components

Devs insist: It's NOT just an off-the-shelf circuit board
Darren Pauli, 16 Oct 10:19

FinFisher spyware used to snoop on Bahraini activists, police told

Gamma International on the end of UK criminal complaint
John Leyden, 16 Oct 08:34

Adobe CSO offers Oracle security lesson: Go click-to-play

Pots and kettles in heated argument at Oz security confab
Darren Pauli, 16 Oct 06:26

Vulnerable utilities, telcos, top of new Aussie natsec centre's to-do list

Headcount to tip 150 tomorrow, double by year's end
Darren Pauli, 16 Oct 01:39

Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat

Poodle Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
Neil McAllister, 15 Oct 20:26

Twitter, Cloudflare kill SSL 3.0 ... and here's how YOU CAN TOO

Poodle Flawed HTTPS protocol axed amid attack fears
Shaun Nichols, 15 Oct 20:08
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FireEye, Microsoft, Cisco team up to take down RAT-flinging crew

Tired of living in the, er, Shadow of Moudoor
John Leyden, 15 Oct 14:37

Opinion

Internet of Things

Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

Opinion IoT still lacks definition, for one
NSA parody T-shirt

Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables

Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier?
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 05:02

Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Two-factor auth's your best bet for securing them

Infosec made simple: 2FA, its good points and bad points
Stuart Burns, 16 Sep 16:32
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Synology and the NAS-ty malware-flingers: What can be learned

Sysadmin blog 'Security first' gets more NB for little guys
Trevor Pott, 05 Aug 10:01

News

Roll your own Bitcoin client? Prepare to be raided

Attackers exploit borked random numbers
Darren Pauli, 15 Oct 13:43

Forget passwords, let's use SELFIES, says Obama's cyber tsar

Michael Daniel wants to kill passwords dead
Darren Pauli, 15 Oct 07:04

Done with Microsoft and Adobe patches? Good, here's Oracle's load

Java, Database, Fusion Middleware among recipients in latest update deluge
Shaun Nichols, 15 Oct 01:33

Kill off SSL 3.0 NOW: HTTPS savaged by vicious POODLE

Poodle Pull it out ASAP, it is SWISS CHEESE
Darren Pauli, 14 Oct 23:30

It's 2014 and you can still own a Windows box using a Word file or font

Patch Tuesday And Adobe's software is still riddled with holes. Get the updates – now
Shaun Nichols, 14 Oct 20:43

South Korea faces $1bn bill after hackers raid national ID database

Father of Asian internet warns all is lost
Iain Thomson, 14 Oct 19:35

Knives out for new EU rules forcing govts to reveal hacker attacks

What's that? Something you don't want to share with class?
Jennifer Baker, 14 Oct 18:49

Snapchat 'hack' pics mostly clothed user snaps, odd bits of legacy pr0n – report

Probably doesn't have underage nudes, says analyst
John Leyden, 14 Oct 11:29

NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

So nasty no one's even whispering until patch is out
Darren Pauli, 14 Oct 07:25

Russian hackers exploit 'Sandworm' bug 'to spy on NATO, EU PCs'

Fix imminent from Microsoft for Vista, Server 2008, other stuff
Simon Sharwood, 14 Oct 06:29

NSA Sentry Eagle placed spies in private companies

Latest docs show firms in Germany, South Korea, China targeted
Darren Pauli, 14 Oct 05:28

'Dropbox passwords' for sale are all EXPIRED: Bitcoin buyers beware

Pastebin: Still not exactly the Oracle of Truth
Darren Pauli, 14 Oct 04:02

VMware's tool to harden virtual networks: a spreadsheet

NSX security guide lands in intriguing format
Darren Pauli, 14 Oct 01:40
Internet of Things

Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

Opinion IoT still lacks definition, for one
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Oct 15:10
Kindle Big Brother

Cops and spies should blame THEMSELVES for smartphone crypto 'problem' - Hyppönen

IP Expo Spooks are 'imperfect' warns top securo-bod
John Leyden, 13 Oct 12:01

Android's Cyanogenmod open to MitM attacks

Code re-use spells zero day for millions of modders
Darren Pauli, 13 Oct 07:29

Heistmeisters crack cost of safecrackers with $150 widget

Arduino hack-box brute-forces ATMs, gun safes
Darren Pauli, 13 Oct 04:28

FACEPALM! HP cert used to sign malware

HEAD-DESK! The same cert was used in software you could be running!
Simon Sharwood, 12 Oct 22:58
Disney's Beagle Boys

Kmart apologizes to customers after month-long security breach

New malware infected payment systems, some cards likely 'compromised'
Photo taken by Conny Liegl

To Russia With Love: Snowden's pole-dancer girlfriend is living with him in Moscow

While the NSA is tapping your PC, he's tapping ... nevermind
Neil McAllister, 11 Oct 01:58
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Slap for SnapChat web app in SNAP mishap: '200,000' snaps sapped

This is what happens if you hand your username and password to a 3rd-party
Shaun Nichols, 10 Oct 20:05