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OpenVPN open to pre-auth Bash Shellshock bug – researcher

Fallout continues. But you've patched, right? Right?
Darren Pauli, 30 Sep 23:58

PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai

First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses
Shaun Nichols, 30 Sep 19:14

George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

Day 4: 'News'-papers STILL rammed with Clooney nuptials
John Leyden, 30 Sep 10:59

FBI opens Malware Investigator portal to industry

Agency trades malware samples for intel reports
Darren Pauli, 30 Sep 06:23

Shellshock: 'Larger scale attack' on its way, warn securo-bods

Not just web servers under threat - though TENS of THOUSANDS have been hit
John Leyden, 29 Sep 17:03

Spammer uses innocent hacked blogs to punt NAKED PICS of JLaw, McKayla Maroney

Gran's knitting site etc sucked up into pr0n spam botnet
John Leyden, 29 Sep 13:01

SHELLSHOCKED: Fortune 1000 outfits Bash out batches of patches

CloudPassage points to 'pervasive' threat of Bash bug
John Leyden, 29 Sep 11:57

Opinion

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?

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
No Sale

Hey, big spender. Are you as secure as a whitebox vendor?

Sysadmin blog The Internet of Stuff is a HUGE LIABILITY
Trevor Pott, 01 Aug 16:07

News

Pizza stores popped, sandwich stores sacked in PoS plunder

Signature Systems 'fesses up to malware raid
Darren Pauli, 29 Sep 05:32

Cisco splats Bash bug in busy swatting season

Shell Shock squished in 31 products
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Sep 02:02

Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT

Gets back up again after half an hour though
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Sep 21:04

SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches

'Applying multiple security updates is extremely difficult'
Team Register, 28 Sep 13:37

Regina Eggbert gives her signature rundown of the week's tech news

Vid The top IT tidbits from El Reg's insightful ovum avatar

Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables

Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Neil McAllister, 27 Sep 00:46

Stunned by Shellshock Bash bug? Patch all you can – or be punished

Updated UK data watchdog rolls up its sleeves, polishes truncheon
John Leyden, 26 Sep 14:04

Researchers tell black hats: 'YOU'RE SOOO PREDICTABLE'

Want to register that domain? We're way ahead of you.
Darren Pauli, 26 Sep 05:02

Bad boy builds beastly Bash bug botnet, boxen battered

DDoS zombie army found in the wild hours after flaw surfaces
Darren Pauli, 26 Sep 02:02

Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

Update your gear now to avoid early attacks hitting the web
John Leyden, 25 Sep 17:59

FBI: Your real SECURITY TERROR? An ANGRY INSIDE MAN

Hackers? Pah! It's that sysadmin who has had enough
John Leyden, 25 Sep 14:24

Latest Firefox and Thunderbird updates plug CRITICAL SSL vuln

Not 'just another pointless patch', this one's for real
John Leyden, 25 Sep 13:25

Desperate VXers enslave FREEZERS in DDoS bot

Updated Spike malware targets Asia
Darren Pauli, 25 Sep 06:32

Patch Bash NOW: 'Shellshock' bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open

Updated CGI scripts to DHCP clients hit by Heartbleed-grade remote-code exec vuln
John Leyden, 24 Sep 20:27