Security

FBI-baiter Barrett Brown gets five years in chokey plus $890,000 fine

Hack welcomes free food and chance to report on penal system
Iain Thomson, 23 Jan 04:32

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

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

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

Ad agency Turn turns off Verizon's zombie cookies

Privacy chap re-thinking how to stalk consumers in future
Iain Thomson, 21 Jan 00:57

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

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

Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

Flaws disclosed in late December await exploitation
Darren Pauli, 20 Jan 07:33

Oracle E-Business suite wide open to database attack

Researcher who found bug says Big Red to patch flaw in Tuesday fix roundup
Darren Pauli, 20 Jan 06:02

Possible Lizard Squad members claim hack of Oz travel insurer

SQLi kid pops Aussie Travel Cover, dumps 800k records
Darren Pauli, 20 Jan 00:26

NSA: We're in YOUR BOTNET

Victims? More like SCAPEGOATS
Darren Pauli, 19 Jan 22:57

Nice SECURITY, 'Lizard Squad'. Your DDoS-for-hire service LEAKS

You just exposed your users to world+dog, buddy
John Leyden, 19 Jan 14:22

Just WHY is the FBI so sure North Korea hacked Sony? NSA: *BLUSH*

+Comment DOH! Clapper smacker for crapper tapper
John Leyden, 19 Jan 11:39

Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs

Nine flaws scrubbed out
Darren Pauli, 19 Jan 08:34

Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

'I'm not a nice person and I don't care about you': LinuxLord
Simon Sharwood, 19 Jan 08:03

AT LAST: Australia gets its very own malware

Carberp and Cryptolocker target Aussies with local variants
Darren Pauli, 19 Jan 05:14

Dongle bingle makes two MEELLION cars open to exploit

Progressive Insurance's Bluetooth fob is a security slob
Darren Pauli, 19 Jan 05:03

Siri? Are you seeing another man?

Steganographic man-in-the-middle diddle can force Apple's digital assistant to spill secrets
Richard Chirgwin, 19 Jan 03:01
Tony Montana on the phone in Scarface

US drug squad cops: We snooped on innocent Americans' phone calls too!

Who isn't slurping up metadata in the Land of the Free?
Iain Thomson, 17 Jan 01:34
UK Prime Minister David Cameron with US President Barack Obama

Prez Obama snubs UK PM's tough anti-encryption crusade at White House meet

Barry instead skips straight to vague promises on cyber-stuff
Neil McAllister, 16 Jan 22:58
BMW's remote parking tech

BMW: ADMEN have asked us for YOUR connected car DATA

Well, well, well. Who didn't see this coming?
OUT-LAW.COM, 16 Jan 18:02