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TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

Be afeared, me hearties, these scoundrels be spying our signals
John Leyden, 19 Sep 10:03

Russian botnet suspects cuffed over romantic MMS spyware allegs

Avast! Belay that 'RomanticVK' order - there be MONSTERS
John Leyden, 19 Sep 08:32

Google Apple grapple brings crypto cop block to Android

Belike tears of joy to this old seadog's eyes, laddie
Darren Pauli, 19 Sep 07:25

Samsung unlocks Knox at zero bucks

The race to zero in the mobile device management market has begun
Simon Sharwood, 19 Sep 03:03

Google bloke Beer buzzes iOS 8, OS X in bug-busting bonanza bash

Apple's turn to get the drinks in, amirite?
Darren Pauli, 19 Sep 02:14

Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills

That's about 50 per cent bigger than the Target tills mega-hack
Shaun Nichols, 18 Sep 22:39

Snowden's NSA leaks have galvanised the storage world

Vendors raise their game after gov securo-busting revealed
Tom Brewster, 18 Sep 15:33

Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM

Anyone claiming to know before tomorrow is telling porkies
John Leyden, 18 Sep 12:33

China hacked US Army transport orgs TWENTY TIMES in ONE YEAR

FBI et al knew of nine hacks - but didn't tell TRANSCOM
Darren Pauli, 18 Sep 09:57

Jihadi terrorists DIDN'T encrypt their comms 'cos of Snowden leaks

Intel bods' analysis concludes 'no significant change' after whistle was blown
John Leyden, 18 Sep 08:29

Comprehensive guide to obliterating web apps published

Open Web App Security Project releases new app dev opus
Darren Pauli, 18 Sep 06:32

Apple's Cook: We have never allowed g-men access to Apple servers

Only hackers can see your nude selfies, not feds
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 05:31
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
cookies_eyes_privacy evercookies flash cookies

Boffins plot global (browser) cookie crumb trail

Patchwork regulation creates silos of data and worldwide web of data bakers
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 03:59
BitTorrent Chat/Bleep

BitTorrent's peer-to-peer chat app Bleep goes live as public alpha

A good day for privacy as invisble.im also reveals its approach to untraceable chats
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 02:31

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
flames_fire_destruction

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

Critical Adobe Reader and Acrobat patches FINALLY make it out

Eight vulns healed, including XSS and DoS paths
John Leyden, 17 Sep 12:29

UK.gov lobs another fistful of change at SME infosec nightmares

Senior Lib Dem in 'trying to be relevant' shocker. It's only taxpayers' money, after all
John Leyden, 17 Sep 10:28

Citadel Trojan phishes its way into petrochem firm's webmail

Middle Eastern webmail servers popped
Darren Pauli, 17 Sep 05:27

Credit card cutting flaw could have killed EVERY AD on Twitter

Party-pooper gets $2800 for ad-busting bug
Darren Pauli, 17 Sep 04:02

Cisco sprinkles Sourcefire goodies on ASA firewalls

FirePOWER can be licensed into existing kit
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Sep 01:29

Amazon REINTRODUCES Kindle swindle vulnerability

Malware gives book thief grief
Darren Pauli, 17 Sep 00:58

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

Rejoice, Blighty! UK is the TOP of the WHOLE WORLD ... for PHISHING

Thanks, gullible chumps - now everyone knows we're a soft touch
Darren Pauli, 16 Sep 12:57

Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
John Leyden, 16 Sep 09:24

THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

Metasploit module gobbles KitKat SOP slop
Darren Pauli, 16 Sep 06:32

'Speargun' program is fantasy, says cable operator

We just might notice if you cut our cables
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Sep 05:02
The actor playing a young Julian Assange in the telemovie Underground

I saved Bitcoin and the PERFECT DRAFT OF HISTORY, says Assange

Heat:kitchen equation saw WikiLeaks decide not to accept BTC donations until currency could flourish
Simon Sharwood, 16 Sep 02:59
That 419 shirt artwork in full

Bank IT bod accused of stealing $40 MEEELLION from employer

Turns out there may actually be a Nigerian 'prince' out there with cash
Iain Thomson, 16 Sep 02:02
Privacy image

Chinese 'Sogou Explorer' browser sends URLs to parts unknown

APNIC sniffs the digital exhaust and finds 1 in 400 'net users have stalkers
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Sep 00:58
Flytrap

Yawn, Wikileaks, we already knew about FinFisher. But these software binaries...

Latest Assange leakgasm includes full copies of spyware
John Leyden, 15 Sep 14:37
Chat from the #opaustralia IRC channel

Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach

Miscreants probably got in, you guys know the drill by now
John Leyden, 15 Sep 10:27
Arrow quiver

Hey, scammers. Google's FINE with your dodgy look-a-like apps

Google Apps scripts could fool ANYONE, warns engineer
Doom printer hack

Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
John Leyden, 15 Sep 08:26
Glenn Greenwald and Kim Dotcom

Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign

Claim of tapped undersea cable refuted by Kiwi PM as Kim claims extradition plot
Brute Force

Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers

Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
Darren Pauli, 15 Sep 04:03