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Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

Misc memory hazards 'could be exploited' - and guess what, one's a Javascript vuln
Richard Chirgwin, 24 Jul 04:02

Researcher sat on critical IE bugs for THREE YEARS

VUPEN waited for Pwn2Own cash while IE's sandbox leaked
Darren Pauli, 24 Jul 03:33

50,000 sites backdoored through shoddy WordPress plugin

Not running WordPress? Better hope your neighbour isn't
Darren Pauli, 24 Jul 01:57

Copyright kingpins charged for sailing pirate Android app ships

Six charged, two arrested, in wake of coordinated raids.
Darren Pauli, 24 Jul 00:58

iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

Hidden packet sniffer claims hit Cupertino
Iain Thomson, 24 Jul 00:34

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

Tails-hacking Exodus: Here's video proof of our code-injection attack

It's not a Tor exploit, but it will hit fully patched systems with default settings, we're told
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 20:11

Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Jasper Hamill, 23 Jul 07:55

StubHub hit by trans-Atlantic fraudsters, says New York DA

US, Canadian and UK authorities expected to reveal details today
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 07:42

PayPal post-checkout cash slurp a FEATURE not a BUG

Would you like a super-sized shipping charge with that?
Darren Pauli, 23 Jul 07:20

Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

'Retefe' trojan uses clever spin on old attacks to grant total control of bank accounts
Darren Pauli, 23 Jul 06:40
Keep out sign with deleted expletive

EFF looses Privacy Badger to munch cookies and scripts

Furry and furious browser-protector aims to improve online privacy
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 03:02

Android ransomware demands 12x more cash, targets English-speakers

FBI child-abuse warning shake-down gets more sophisticated
John Leyden, 23 Jul 02:02
Goodwill

Goodwill's goodwill rocked as Feds probe bank card hacking scam

We think we're safe, insists non-profit
Iain Thomson, 22 Jul 19:49

Opinion

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
Apple

iDevice gizmo-snatcher Oleg... you must be taking the Pliss

High profile attacker couldn't scam your grandma
Darren Pauli, 30 May 06:58
Angry Birds

Look, pal, it’s YOUR password so it’s YOUR fault that it's gone AWOL

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Security begins at home... and ends up in someone else’s
Alistair Dabbs, 23 May 11:58
Uncov chronicles the failure of Web 2.0

Today's bugs have BRANDS? Be still my bleeding heart [logo]

Stob Code-slinger Verity reviews the rash of groovy-named open-source security vulns
Verity Stob, 01 May 07:02

News

Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging

Smooth-tongued online lovers struggle to get to grips with slimy RAT infestations
John Leyden, 22 Jul 17:04

STILL no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp

Even the Italian databinieri have got their boots on now, but not the ICO
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 15:56

NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

Have you been on YouPorn lately, perhaps? White House website?
Darren Pauli, 22 Jul 06:58

Cyber scum pump ransomware at victims from spambot-stuffed websites

Command and control of mal-spam barrage done via Tor
John Leyden, 22 Jul 05:01

Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball

Unmasking hidden users is too hot for Carnegie-Mellon
Darren Pauli, 22 Jul 01:32

Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

Exodus vows not to sell secrets of whistleblower's favorite OS
Iain Thomson, 21 Jul 23:57

HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

Updated Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Iain Thomson, 21 Jul 20:24

Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

Not so much backdoors as frontdoors, basically without doors in them
John Leyden, 21 Jul 12:37

Snowden wants YOU – yes, YOU – to build spy-busting tech

Says it's your civic duty to turn our KIDS into SYSADMINS
Darren Pauli, 21 Jul 07:45
bug on keyboard

Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
Iain Thomson, 18 Jul 21:30
chalk outline of  human body at crime scene

Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

Heavy jail sentences doled out to phisherfolk - cops
John Leyden, 18 Jul 11:01
Routers

L33t haxxors compete to p0wn popular home routers

EFF-endorsed SOHOpelessly Broken challenge will air routers' dirty zero day laundry
Darren Pauli, 18 Jul 07:02
Rickmote

Chromecast hack Rickrolls Google's TV stick

Hacker's gonna tell a lie, hacker's gonna p0wn WiFi, hacker's gonna make you cry
Darren Pauli, 18 Jul 01:58
Credit: IGNACIO LEONARDI http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1118608

NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

Swapping other people's sexts is a fringe benefit, says Snowden
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 23:24
Photo demonstration of a wireless hotel door lock

Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

Two words: Default passcodes... and there's MORE
John Leyden, 17 Jul 10:01
Bitdefender security image

Flaws found in Bitdefender enterprise endpoint manager

Hardcoded GravityZone creds to be wiped at month's end
Darren Pauli, 17 Jul 07:28