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EFF looses Privacy Badger to munch cookies and scripts

Furry and furious browser-protector aims to improve online privacy
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 03:02

Android ransomware demands 12x more cash, targets English-speakers

FBI child-abuse warning shake-down gets more sophisticated
John Leyden, 23 Jul 02:02

Goodwill's goodwill rocked as Feds probe bank card hacking scam

We think we're safe, insists non-profit
Iain Thomson, 22 Jul 19:49

Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging

Smooth-tongued online lovers struggle to get to grips with slimy RAT infestations
John Leyden, 22 Jul 17:04

STILL no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp

Even the Italian databinieri have got their boots on now, but not the ICO
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 15:56

NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

Have you been on YouPorn lately, perhaps? White House website?
Darren Pauli, 22 Jul 06:58

Cyber scum pump ransomware at victims from spambot-stuffed websites

Command and control of mal-spam barrage done via Tor
John Leyden, 22 Jul 05:01

Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball

Unmasking hidden users is too hot for Carnegie-Mellon
Darren Pauli, 22 Jul 01:32

Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

Exodus vows not to sell secrets of whistleblower's favorite OS
Iain Thomson, 21 Jul 23:57

HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

Updated Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Iain Thomson, 21 Jul 20:24
Screaming kid

Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

Not so much backdoors as frontdoors, basically without doors in them
John Leyden, 21 Jul 12:37
Snowden image

Snowden wants YOU – yes, YOU – to build spy-busting tech

Says it's your civic duty to turn our KIDS into SYSADMINS
Darren Pauli, 21 Jul 07:45

Opinion

Apple

iDevice gizmo-snatcher Oleg... you must be taking the Pliss

High profile attacker couldn't scam your grandma
Angry Birds

Look, pal, it’s YOUR password so it’s YOUR fault that it's gone AWOL

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Security begins at home... and ends up in someone else’s
Alistair Dabbs, 23 May 11:58
Uncov chronicles the failure of Web 2.0

Today's bugs have BRANDS? Be still my bleeding heart [logo]

Stob Code-slinger Verity reviews the rash of groovy-named open-source security vulns
Verity Stob, 01 May 07:02
BB_PLAYBOOK_RIM_DOWN_TOILET

They want me to install CCTV to see what YOU did in the TOILET

Something For The Weekend, Sir? Anti-social social media - it's for winners
Alistair Dabbs, 21 Mar 13:59

News

Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
Iain Thomson, 18 Jul 21:30

Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

Heavy jail sentences doled out to phisherfolk - cops
John Leyden, 18 Jul 11:01

L33t haxxors compete to p0wn popular home routers

EFF-endorsed SOHOpelessly Broken challenge will air routers' dirty zero day laundry
Darren Pauli, 18 Jul 07:02

Chromecast hack Rickrolls Google's TV stick

Hacker's gonna tell a lie, hacker's gonna p0wn WiFi, hacker's gonna make you cry
Darren Pauli, 18 Jul 01:58

NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

Swapping other people's sexts is a fringe benefit, says Snowden
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 23:24

NASDAQ IT security spend: $1bn. Finding mystery malware on its servers: Priceless

Probe reveals US banks just as wide open to hacking
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 19:56

Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

Two words: Default passcodes... and there's MORE
John Leyden, 17 Jul 10:01

Flaws found in Bitdefender enterprise endpoint manager

Hardcoded GravityZone creds to be wiped at month's end
Darren Pauli, 17 Jul 07:28

LibreSSL RNG bug fix: What's all the forking fuss about, ask devs

Blow to bit-spitter 'tis but a flesh wound, claim team
John Leyden, 17 Jul 06:03

German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

Manual typewriters, too, not fancy electric ones subject to American electrickery
Darren Pauli, 17 Jul 04:11

Own a Cisco modem or wireless gateway? It might be owned by someone else, too

Remote code exec in HTTP server hands kit to bad guys
Shaun Nichols, 17 Jul 03:44
Map showing Narrabri in NSW

Supposed 'leader' of LulzSec pleads guilty to hacking, hubris

Australian Federal Police say 'Aush0k' not international mastermind, just a naughty boy
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Jul 02:45
Cloud security image

Skiddies turn Amazon cloud into 'crime-as-a-service' – security bod

AWS is a growing haven for malware in survey of top web providers
Jack Clark, 17 Jul 02:14
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay

UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law

And Navi Pillay calls for Snowden to be protected
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Jul 00:59
smut side teaser

Crooks fling banking Trojan at Japanese smut site fans

Wait - they're doing online banking with an unpatched Windows PC?
John Leyden, 16 Jul 14:05
Homer Simpson reading on a tablet

UK data watchdog broke data law, says UK data watchdog

ICO probes self in 'non-trivial security incident'
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Jul 12:05

Redmond may buy security company it says is wrong about AD flaw

Israel's Aorato may scoop $200m despite Microsoft rubbishing its claims
Tommy lee image

Microsoft: You NEED bad passwords and should re-use them a lot

Dirty QWERTY a perfect P@ssword1 for garbage websites
Darren Pauli, 16 Jul 05:28
A man who has fallen asleep at an IDF booth

Run Oracle? Want to sleep tonight? Then sort these 113 patches

And that's without Heartbleed patches says Big O, urging haste
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jul 02:02
Dambuster_Mohne_dam_breach

Mandatory data breach laws back on Australian agenda

Financial System Inquiry report wants 'em to stop banks hiding boo-boos
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 00:58