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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

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'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

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
eyeofSauron

'Speargun' program is fantasy, says cable operator

We just might notice if you cut our cables
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Sep 05:02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Google Apps scripts could fool ANYONE, warns engineer
Darren Pauli, 15 Sep 09:31

Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
John Leyden, 15 Sep 08:26

Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign

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

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

Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say

Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 19:42
twitchpokemon

Beware geeks bearing gifts: Steam-draining nasty spreads via Twitch

Eskimo infection will drop you right Inuit
Iain Thomson, 12 Sep 21:39
Apple Watch

iPhone NFC: 'Apple, photos and security ... WHAT could go WRONG?'

QuoTW Plus: 'Naturism ... you don't need to be totally naked'

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
Kim Jong-un

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