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GCHQ and Cable and Wireless teamed as Masters of the Internet™

New Snowden docs show telco was a willing partner in global data vaccuum
Darren Pauli, 21 Nov 05:02

Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER

Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
John Leyden, 20 Nov 18:04

Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

You thought you were all alone? Nope – change your password, says ICO
John Leyden, 20 Nov 11:27

CAPTCHA rapture as 'thousands' affected by seven year-old bug

Fix committed for JQuery validation plugin demo script
Darren Pauli, 20 Nov 07:41

Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data

Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Nov 06:02
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Asian mobiles the DDOS threat of 2015, security mob says

Beware traffic from hacked Vietnam, India and Indonesia fondleslabs
Darren Pauli, 19 Nov 07:58
spark fun electronics rotary dial mobile phone

Lame phone dodgers fleece finance's foolish and fat fingered

A hundred top US finance companies targeted
Darren Pauli, 19 Nov 06:02

Opinion

Naked and afraid: that's how Telstra's Wi-Fi security makes you feel

All it takes is 1 angry teen with Wireshark and root access
Mark Pesce, 29 Oct 21:16
Internet of Things

Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

Opinion IoT still lacks definition, for one
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Oct 15:10
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

News

Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins

Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
Shaun Nichols, 18 Nov 23:28

USB coding anarchy: Consider all sticks licked

Thumb drive design ruled by almighty buck
Darren Pauli, 18 Nov 05:02

Three WireLurker suspects arrested in China – reports

Accused of being authors of first non-jailbroken iThing malware
John Leyden, 17 Nov 16:33

State Dept shuts off unclassified email after hack. Classified mail? That's CLASSIFIED

Classified systems 'not affected' - but, is this reconnaissance?
John Leyden, 17 Nov 13:37
Don't Panic towel

WinShock PoC clocked: But DON'T PANIC... It's no Heartbleed

SChannel exploit opens an easily closed door
John Leyden, 17 Nov 12:01
Tor

Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm

Cisco Netflow a handy tool for cheapskate attackers
Darren Pauli, 17 Nov 08:29
Moonbase Otago's OneRNG entropy generator

Meet OneRNG: a fully-open entropy generator for a paranoid age

Kiwis to seek random investors for crowd-funded randomiser
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Nov 05:55

VXers Shellshocking embedded BusyBox boxen

It's 2014 and some people are still using default user names and passwords
Darren Pauli, 17 Nov 05:02

You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
Darren Pauli, 17 Nov 01:01
Random numbers

EVERYTHING needs crypto says Internet Architecture Board

Calls for all new protocols to protect privacy, all the time, everywhere
Sad cloud

Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals

By writing a really angry letter about how it's harming our cloud business, ta
Jennifer Baker, 14 Nov 21:23
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul

HSBC Turkey WON'T reissue cards despite 2.7 MILLION account details going AWOL

Not enough info stolen to make fraud possible, says bank
John Leyden, 14 Nov 10:59