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Mozilla releases geolocating WiFi sniffer for Android

As if the civilians who never change access point passwords will ever opt out of this one
Simon Sharwood, 30 Oct 04:28

Drupalocalypse! Devs say it's best to assume your CMS is owned

SQLi hole was hit hard, fast, and before most admins even knew it needed patching
Darren Pauli, 30 Oct 03:27

Big Retail: We don't hate Apple, we hate the credit card companies

Group opens up (slightly) about Apple Pay rival CurrentC
Iain Thomson, 30 Oct 02:58

The NO-NAME vuln: wget mess patched without a fancy brand

Directory overwrite bug threatens all *nix boxen
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Oct 00:39

Australian E-Health records breached twice in the last year

Sick system saw patients peep into two records
Simon Sharwood, 29 Oct 21:45

Naked and afraid: that's how Telstra's Wi-Fi security makes you feel

All it takes is 1 angry teen with Wireshark and root access
Mark Pesce, 29 Oct 21:16

Bad dog: Redmond's new IE tool KILLS POODLE with one shot

Azure and Office 365 to end SSL 3.0 support, too
Neil McAllister, 29 Oct 19:41

Big Retail's Apple Pay killer CurrentC HACKED, tester info nicked

Listen for the chuckling from Cupertino
Iain Thomson, 29 Oct 19:13

WHITE HOUSE network DOWN: Nation-sponsored attack likely

'Unclassified systems only', claim Presidential residentials
John Leyden, 29 Oct 12:14

BlackEnergy crimeware coursing through US control systems

US CERT says three flavours of control kit are under attack
Darren Pauli, 29 Oct 08:01

Cisco: We made UCS secure but need your help to finish the job

New hardening guide suggests shutting old services, expiring admins and locking logs
Darren Pauli, 29 Oct 05:02

Find My Phone does just one thing but Samsung's messed it up

Hackers can p0wn smartmobes through handset location services
Darren Pauli, 29 Oct 04:25
Q and Bond, Skyfall

Security Avengers team up to take down Chinese hacking group

Try not to imagine security folk in lycra
John Leyden, 28 Oct 20:18

FBI impersonated newspaper to finger school bomb threat suspect

'Traded on our reputation and put it at peril', complains Seattle Times
John Leyden, 28 Oct 19:28

Opinion

Naked and afraid: that's how Telstra's Wi-Fi security makes you feel

All it takes is 1 angry teen with Wireshark and root access
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
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

News

Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report

Hang on, Ed wasn't here when we compiled THIS document
John Leyden, 28 Oct 15:01

Intel bods to detail RSA birko crypto man-in-the-middle diddle

Researchers go BERserk in Buenos Aires
Darren Pauli, 28 Oct 07:58

Knock Knock tool makes a joke of Mac AV

Yes, we know Macs 'don't get viruses', but when they do this code'll spot 'em
Darren Pauli, 28 Oct 05:32

Shellshock over SMTP attacks mean you can now ignore your email

'But boss, the Internet Storm Centre says it's dangerous for me to reply to you'
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Oct 01:01

AWS scores same Oz gov sec creds as Azure

Welcome to the cloud, where competitive advantage lasts a whole day
Simon Sharwood, 28 Oct 00:49

Why weasel words might not work for Whisper

Analysis CEO suspends editor but privacy questions remain
Kieren McCarthy, 27 Oct 23:34

Schneier, Diffie, ex-MI5 bod, privacy advocates team up on Code Red

Project will fight intrusive surveillance
John Leyden, 27 Oct 14:27

Tor exit node mashes malware into downloads

Windows update haxors saved by Microsoft FixIt
Darren Pauli, 27 Oct 07:30

Verizon Wireless token tracker triggers tech transparency tempest

Users say opt out a feature in name only
Darren Pauli, 27 Oct 03:57

Pesky POS poison won't Backoff

Card-rifling malware still on the rise
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Oct 23:58

Knocking Knox: Samsung DENIES vuln claims, says mysterious blogger is a JOKER

But YES, system does store encryption key on the device
John Leyden, 26 Oct 13:19
iMessage

iMessage SPAM floods US mobile networks

iSpam knockoff goods scam
John Leyden, 24 Oct 15:33

Yahoo! Timestamps! Now! Block! Facebook! Email! Snoops!

A year later, selfies saved from Purple Palace zombie email accounts

Moscow, Beijing poised to sign deal on joint cyber security ops

Russian, Chinese security projects on the horizon
Darren Pauli, 24 Oct 02:02
Zombies, credit: Wikimedia from Night of The Living Dead

Ad-borne Cryptowall ransomware is set to claim FRESH VICTIMS

Cybercrooks slurping hundreds of thousands from innocent marks, say securo-bods
John Leyden, 23 Oct 13:19