Security

Meat puppet security sucks... let machines find your flaws

Darktrace: No, no, customers, you've got security all wrong
Paul Kunert, 27 Jan 13:28

Keylogger: Somebody STOP ME! Oh hang on, I just did

We use 'dark arts' knowledge for good - says company man
John Leyden, 27 Jan 11:59

Apple patch shields Macs from Thunderstrike

But attack vector may stay open for next evil maid
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 08:32

Jellybean upgrade too hard for Choc Factory, but not for YOU

Patching WebKit would be unsafe, Google tells 960 million users
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 08:04

Photons link arms on chip to hasten march of quantum crypto

Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 06:31

P0wning for the fjords: Malware turns drones into DEAD PARROT

Parrot AR drones susceptible to flying firmware footling
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 06:02

Some Androids can be HOSED by WiFi Direct vuln

Google intransigence or publicity vuln?
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 04:02

Symantec sources claim exec teams in place by April Fools' Day

Have you heard the one about the Veritas brand being dug up?
Paul Kunert, 26 Jan 14:01

Opinion

Sony Pictures

Sony hack was good news for INSURERS and INVESTORS

Spilling Hollywood's secrets woke money-land to the need for intrusive oversight

Brandis and PwC silent on Xmas Eve metadata quiz

No comment on 36-month metadata retention question and timing of consultation
Simon Sharwood, 06 Jan 21:16
Uber logo

Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

Update Big bucks go to drivers, passengers go free
Simon Sharwood, 15 Dec 02:59
Nuke blast

Ex-GCHQ boss: Hey, UK.gov, have you heard how crap iPhone biometrics are?

Comment Last year in El Reg? Hmmm, OK. Did I mention I now flog mobile biometrics kit?
Simon Rockman, 01 Dec 11:38

News

Snoopy Fujitsu tech KNOWS you'll click that link – before YOU do

Creepware: You're a click-happy dope, aren't 'cha?
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 12:35

UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

Updated System holds records of ALL scouts in the country
Kat Hall, 23 Jan 11:21

Symantec data centre security software has security holes

Stop face-palming and start patching - the fixes are out there
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 08:33

Swots explain how to swat CPU SNITCHES

Side-channel attacks are real because CPU leakage reveals instructions being executed
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jan 01:56

Flash zero day under attack

Most popular exploit kit smashing IE users, but Chrome safe
Darren Pauli, 22 Jan 06:02

Remote code execution vulns hit Atlassian kit

Patch this! And this! And this! And this!
Darren Pauli, 22 Jan 04:02
traffic light hacking

Australian traffic lights need better security says auditor-general

Poor passwords, proprietary code ... what could possibly go - CRASH! - wrong?
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 02:59
Edward Snowden

Snowden SLAMS iPhone, claims 'special software' tracks users

Or at least his lawyer did ... in an interview with state media ... hmm
Shaun Nichols, 21 Jan 22:45

It's 2015 and default creds can brick SOHO routers

Remote reboot and takedown tricks detailed by security chap
Darren Pauli, 21 Jan 07:58

SoShabby GoDaddy flings patch at domain hijack hole

No fix -chipped security bod drops blog
Darren Pauli, 21 Jan 05:31

ONE in A HUNDRED reported bugs exploited, says Cisco

Why exactly are you in a patching frenzy? Just go home and have a cold one
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Jan 01:28
Zombie rising from the grave

Ad agency Turn turns off Verizon's zombie cookies

Privacy chap re-thinking how to stalk consumers in future

Google reveals bug Microsoft says is mere gnat

Chocolate Factory says Redmond can't be bothered fixing hard-to-exploit flaw
Darren Pauli, 20 Jan 23:28

Whisper keeping schtum over abuse of user data

Editor leaves "anonymous" app company but questions remain
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Jan 23:08

2014 in infosec: Spammers sneak small botnets under the wire, Java is dull

Crims also move to Silverlight, according to Cisco
Iain Thomson, 20 Jan 21:11