CryptoLocker-style ransomware booms 700 PER CENT this year

Even as cops crow over decapitated hydra, new versions spring up unchecked
John Leyden, 12 Sep 11:38

UK.gov's flagship infosec program ISN'T DELIVERING - but all's still well, say auditors

'Varied' understanding is no barrier to £860m cash pile
John Leyden, 12 Sep 10:56

Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer

Now who's got a 'security problem on your computer'?
Darren Pauli, 12 Sep 06:33

NORKS ban Wi-Fi and satellite internet at embassies

Crackdown on tardy diplomatic sysadmins providing accidental unfiltered internet access
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 02:58

5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

Likely Lads from Lagos still skilled at parting fools from money
John Leyden, 11 Sep 15:26

This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test
John Leyden, 11 Sep 10:56

Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

You should be OK if you're not using ANCIENT password
John Leyden, 11 Sep 08:01

Satellite weather forecast: Cloudy with a chance of p0wnage

Flaws found in ground control for Polar Satellite won't be fixed for TWO YEARS
Darren Pauli, 11 Sep 07:29

Microsoft to patch ASP.NET mess even if you don't

We know what's good for you, because we made the mess says Redmond
Richard Chirgwin, 11 Sep 04:32

TorrentLocker unpicked: Crypto coding shocker defeats extortionists

Lousy XOR opens door into which victims can shove a foot
Darren Pauli, 11 Sep 03:28



Synology and the NAS-ty malware-flingers: What can be learned

Sysadmin blog 'Security first' gets more NB for little guys
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

How long is too long to wait for a security fix?

Sysadmin blog Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS
Trevor Pott, 25 Jul 20:40
Double Facepalm; when one facepalm is not enough.

Stop begging, startup-land, and start YELLING at Catch of the Day

Consumer trust boost from data breach laws would do more for online biz than any subsidy or share scheme
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 22:08


Webmin hole allows attackers to wipe servers clean

No RCE, but lots of Unix DDoS fun
Darren Pauli, 11 Sep 01:47

Payment security bods: Nice pay-by-bonk (hint: NO ONE uses it) on iPhone 6, Apple

Retailers won't lose sales 'cos they can’t take mobe payments
John Leyden, 10 Sep 10:39

Troll or thief? User claims Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto dox sabotage

Ransoming Nakamoto's dox over Pastebin? Really?
Darren Pauli, 10 Sep 06:56

YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess

Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
Richard Chirgwin, 10 Sep 05:01

Comcast using JavaScript to inject advertising from Wi-Fi hotspots

They're not ads but watermarks, telco insists
Iain Thomson, 10 Sep 01:32

Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

Says it still won't give feds access to Ireland data center
Neil McAllister, 10 Sep 00:42

Microsoft unloads monster-sized can of bug spray on Internet Explorer, again

Another month, another 37 vulnerabilities to fix
Neil McAllister, 09 Sep 23:46

Phishing miscreants THWART securo-sleuths with AES-256 crypto

Well, at least someone listened to Snowden about privacy...
John Leyden, 09 Sep 16:24

Use home networking kit? DDoS bot is BACK... and it has EVOLVED

OMG, it reconfigures your firewall... SAVE yourselves, Linux lords
John Leyden, 09 Sep 14:27

Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS

Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
John Leyden, 09 Sep 10:56

Ultimate hardware hack: Home Depot nailed by vice merchants

BlackPOS 'Target' malware implicated
Darren Pauli, 09 Sep 07:33

Enigmail PGP plugin forgets to encrypt mail sent as blind copies

User now 'waiting for the bad guys come and get me with their water-boards'
Darren Pauli, 09 Sep 07:01

China is now 99.8% sure you're you, thanks to world's-best facial recognition wares

Travelling to Beijing? Better grow a mo, horns, pack on some pounds and pray
Darren Pauli, 09 Sep 03:57

Salesforce: Oh no! Dyre RATs are thirsty for our customers' logins

But attacks weren't the cause of server outage, we're told
Iain Thomson, 08 Sep 23:13
Edward Snowden

Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

Extradition could be off the cards, says attorney general
Team Register, 08 Sep 17:02

Celeb nudie iCloud pervs hatched photo-slurping Flappy Bird plot

July plan would have seen Flappy fappening

Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

Securo-bods: 'Turn off browser protection... that might help'
John Leyden, 08 Sep 11:43
One of New Zealand Post's commemorative Hobbit coins

Nude celeb pics wrongly blamed for DDOS at New Zealand's largest ISP

Actual culprit appears to be silly router configurations and Euro-nasties
Simon Sharwood, 08 Sep 06:33