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

Russian, Chinese security projects on the horizon
Darren Pauli, 24 Oct 02:02

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

Xen says its security policies might be buggier than its software

Users didn't know if they were allowed to patch bug behind world cloud reboot
Simon Sharwood, 23 Oct 07:29

Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal

Simple solution to remote code execution
Darren Pauli, 23 Oct 05:33

NIST to hypervisor admins: Pro-tip, secure your systems

Hypervisor security draft open for comment
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Oct 05:01


China govt: It wasn't us, honest
John Leyden, 22 Oct 12:26

Pagers shout data center creds, pop star airport arrivals

Encryption: IBM and Australian spooks have heard of it, but aren't using it
Darren Pauli, 22 Oct 06:58

NOT OK GOOGLE: Android images can conceal code

It's been fixed, but hordes won't have applied the upgrade
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Oct 04:31
The standard USB 3 connector

Google puts Chrome credentials on USB drives for two-factor authentication

Company teams up with FIDO Alliance to support push-button security keys
Shaun Nichols, 22 Oct 01:59

Apple grapple: Congress kills FBI's Cupertino crypto kybosh plan

Encryption would lead us all into a 'dark place', claim G-Men
Darren Pauli, 22 Oct 01:33


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

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


Chinese APT groups targeting Australian lawyers

Have a bit of sympathy, people: lawyers hold YOUR data and juicy stuff about big deals
Darren Pauli, 21 Oct 22:16

Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
John Leyden, 21 Oct 15:32

Hacked and ashamed? C'mon, Brits – report that cybercrime

Gov.uk campaign: Consumer security led to '£670m losses'
John Leyden, 21 Oct 11:14

Carders punch holes through Staples

Investigation launched into East Coast stores
Darren Pauli, 21 Oct 07:17

Palo Alto Networks boxes spray firewall creds across the net

Crummy configurations to blame, Moore hardening offered as remedy
Darren Pauli, 21 Oct 06:32

Quantum key security steps outside the box

'Device independent' proof a step closer ... if you obey the laws of physics
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Oct 05:33

Cisco battles POODLE with a listicle and some twaddle

Borg lists products on which SSL 3.0 vuln has lifted leg, promises fixes
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Oct 00:58

China is ALREADY spying on Apple iCloud users, claims watchdog

Attack harvests users' info at iPhone 6 launch
Iain Thomson, 20 Oct 20:55

FYI: OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're looking for

It's on by default – didn't you read the small print?
John Leyden, 20 Oct 18:55

Twitter 'news' spreads faster than Ebola #FakeCures #Malware

Security watchers warn to brace for scams
John Leyden, 20 Oct 10:22

Visual voicemail hack makes your messages a snack

Ruxcon Rate limiter patch is a fun MEELLION-user DoS banhammer
Darren Pauli, 20 Oct 07:32
IE8 patch

Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch

Redmond makes a hash of hashing add-on
Simon Sharwood, 20 Oct 06:58

'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

15 months home detention leaves egg on feds' faces as they grab for more power
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Oct 06:26
Hacked sarcasm

Oz privacy comish says breaches could double this year

Åustralian outfits have already 'fessed up to sixty breaches since March 2014
Darren Pauli, 20 Oct 05:14

FIRST standards to clean up messy CERTs

Sharing is caring, says bug-beating agencies
Darren Pauli, 20 Oct 01:29

Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt

Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Oct 18:08
Container Vessel at Sea

US government fines Intel's Wind River over crypto exports

New emphasis on encryption as a weapon?

UK's a very popular target for EMEA cyberspies – report

Germany and Saudi Arabia fill out FireEye cyberpwn podium
John Leyden, 17 Oct 08:33
Facebook privacy image

Facebook doubles ad-hacking bounty

Small security snafus snuffed, try the tiny and technical
Darren Pauli, 17 Oct 05:29
Abbott and Costello dressed as policemen

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