Security

NSA's Christmas Eve confession: We unlawfully spied on you for 12 years, soz

Agency cynically dumps blunder dossier at 1:30pm on Dec 24
Iain Thomson, 26 Dec 23:28

ISC.org website hacked: Scan your PC for malware if you stopped by

Cryptographically signed BIND, DHCP code safe, we're told
Chris Williams, 26 Dec 22:26

Online armour: Duncan Campbell's tech chief on anonymity 101

Crypto toolbox, Part II Of Tor, TAILS and Jabber
Matt Fowler, 26 Dec 12:02

Christmas Eve email asked Oz telcos for metadata retention costs by Jan 9th

7-day extension allowed for questions inc. 36-month retention option and benefits to telcos of storing data
Simon Sharwood, 25 Dec 22:43

Rackspace restored after DDOS takes out DNS

11-hour incident blocked traffic from reaching rackspace.com and some subdomains
Simon Sharwood, 24 Dec 03:58

ICANN's technical competence queried by Verisign report

EXCLUSIVE Upcoming dossier highlights dozens of problems with domain name overseer
Kieren McCarthy, 24 Dec 02:59

POS malware crooks hack IP cams to validate targets

Is that a cash register or are you just pleased to see ,e?
Darren Pauli, 24 Dec 02:01

Hack flings bootkits from Macs' Thunderbolts

Thunderbolt not lightning, very, very frightening
Darren Pauli, 24 Dec 00:53

JPMorgan Chase mega-hack was a simple two-factor auth fail

Bank bods didn't follow security 101, mayhem happened
John Leyden, 23 Dec 16:54

Doh! WikiLeaks' PDF viewer springs XSS vuln

Just link directly to the docs, says frustrated surfer
John Leyden, 23 Dec 10:32
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EU flings €1m at open source security audit wheeze

Might also think about encrypting stuff. Maybe. You know... next year, perhaps?
Jennifer Baker, 23 Dec 09:02

China fingered for Afghan Govt attacks

Aussie embassy among Govt websites serving malware
Darren Pauli, 23 Dec 08:29
Cupid Wings iPhone stand

Easy Tinder prank hack lets you play stupid cupid

Engineer details method for 45-minute romp arranging dates for unwitting mates
Darren Pauli, 23 Dec 08:02

Opinion

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Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

Update Big bucks go to drivers, passengers go free
Nuke blast

Ex-GCHQ boss: Hey, UK.gov, have you heard how crap iPhone biometrics are?

Comment Last year in El Reg? Hmmm, OK. Did I mention I now flog mobile biometrics kit?
Simon Rockman, 01 Dec 11:38

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

News

Microsoft patch mashes Office forms and macros

Fixing Redmond's fixes … AGAIN!
Simon Sharwood, 23 Dec 03:02

Sucker for punishment? Join Sony's security team

Wanted: experienced hacker to pen 'cohesive vulnerability management strategy'
Darren Pauli, 23 Dec 01:58

Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

Vendors scolded over possible privacy violations
Shaun Nichols, 22 Dec 21:00

NUKE HACK fears prompt S Korea cyber-war exercise

Reactor blueprints leaked on social media
John Leyden, 22 Dec 16:53

Sneaky Russian hackers slurped $15 MILLION from banks

ATM malware, remote employee monitoring - you name it, they did it
John Leyden, 22 Dec 12:29

Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

Phishing proves too hot for plant
Darren Pauli, 22 Dec 08:29

STAY AWAY: Popular Tor exit relays look raided

USB plugged into Atlas, Global servers before control was lost
Darren Pauli, 22 Dec 05:58

Dangerous NTP hole ruins your Chrissy lunch

Sysadmins: Down beers and patch now!
Darren Pauli, 22 Dec 03:27

Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS

Sony saga: Kim Jong Un threatens 'cyber warfare'
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Dec 18:19

Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

Kim Jong Un's officials demand joint probe with USA
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 17:09

Heads up! If Tor VANISHES over the weekend, this is why

Developers warn of swoop plot to cripple privacy network
Shaun Nichols, 20 Dec 01:33
Archer cracks the ISIS mainframe's password

ICANN: The TRUTH about that hacker attack on our DNS zone file database

But vague details raise questions about org's security
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Dec 21:54
Gloved hand reaches into victim's pocket to steal mobile phone

Sony Pictures hack is Hollywood's 'Snowden moment' say infosec bods

Keys to sysadmin accounts nicked, abused, it appears
John Leyden, 19 Dec 21:43
The North Korean computer system

Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

Blaming Kim Jong Un is like Saddam's WMDs all over again
Iain Thomson, 19 Dec 19:52

Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

'Incredibly intrusive' use of powers prompts slap from ICO
John Leyden, 19 Dec 12:38

Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem
John Leyden, 19 Dec 12:21
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Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

Chthonic exploits Word bug to hijack browsers, steal passwords
John Leyden, 19 Dec 10:28
Man in suit of Viking armour

Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

Crypto toolbox, Part I Truecrypt, PGP, GPG - but NEVER Skype
Github octodex

Git thee behind me, Git crit security bug!

Update anything on the desktop that touches GitHub if you want to live
Simon Sharwood, 19 Dec 08:29

Movie industry's evil plan to destroy the internet is going precisely nowhere

Yes, it would damage the DNS; no, it's not going to happen
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Dec 08:02