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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'

Opinion

flames_fire_destruction

Synology and the NAS-ty malware-flingers: What can be learned

Sysadmin blog 'Security first' gets more NB for little guys
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

How long is too long to wait for a security fix?

Sysadmin blog Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS
Trevor Pott, 25 Jul 20:40
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
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 22:08

News

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

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

5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

Likely Lads from Lagos still skilled at parting fools from money
John Leyden, 11 Sep 15:26

This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test
John Leyden, 11 Sep 10:56

Leak of '5 MEELLLION Gmail passwords' creates security flap

You should be OK if you're not using ANCIENT password
John Leyden, 11 Sep 08:01

Satellite weather forecast: Cloudy with a chance of p0wnage

Flaws found in ground control for Polar Satellite won't be fixed for TWO YEARS
Darren Pauli, 11 Sep 07:29

Microsoft to patch ASP.NET mess even if you don't

We know what's good for you, because we made the mess says Redmond
Richard Chirgwin, 11 Sep 04:32

TorrentLocker unpicked: Crypto coding shocker defeats extortionists

Lousy XOR opens door into which victims can shove a foot
Darren Pauli, 11 Sep 03:28
Rubbish bin

Webmin hole allows attackers to wipe servers clean

No RCE, but lots of Unix DDoS fun
Darren Pauli, 11 Sep 01:47
NFC applications

Payment security bods: Nice pay-by-bonk (hint: NO ONE uses it) on iPhone 6, Apple

Retailers won't lose sales 'cos they can’t take mobe payments
John Leyden, 10 Sep 10:39

YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess

Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
Richard Chirgwin, 10 Sep 05:01
xfinity wifi

Comcast using JavaScript to inject advertising from Wi-Fi hotspots

They're not ads but watermarks, telco insists
Iain Thomson, 10 Sep 01:32