Security

Misfortune Cookie crumbles router security: '12 MILLION+' in hijack risk

New claim: Homes, businesses menaced by vulnerable firmware
John Leyden, 18 Dec 21:05

Security SEE-SAW: $3 MEEELLION needed to fight a $100k hack

Threat intelligence 'mostly snake oil and marketing'
Darren Pauli, 18 Dec 16:38

CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

This a lot worse than just bloatware, say analysts
John Leyden, 18 Dec 12:39

TorrentLocker ransomware pestilence plagues Europe, bags $500k

Too many people still running random .exe files in spam attachments
John Leyden, 18 Dec 10:35

Social sniffer predicts which Nigerian prince has the best chance of scamming you

Data matching tool will be open source, intended for good not evil
Darren Pauli, 18 Dec 06:02

URL LOL: Delta splats web flight boarding pass snoop bug

Mobile site spits out details on fellow passengers
Iain Thomson, 18 Dec 01:06

ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards

Spear-phishing attack timing couldn't be worse for domain name overseer
Kieren McCarthy, 17 Dec 17:57

London teen pleads guilty to Spamhaus DDoS

Sentence will be passed in January next year
John Leyden, 17 Dec 11:22

Google bakes W3C malware-buster into Gmail

Content Security Policy standard means non-complying extensions SHALL NOT PASS!
Simon Sharwood, 17 Dec 03:02

Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

What if movie studio loses? Big biz liable for big data blunders?
Iain Thomson, 16 Dec 21:45
The Playmobil bank set, complete with armed robber

Banks, UK.gov must work together to beat cyber-nasties

BoE also warns of IT failures 'exacerbating' sector instability
Kat Hall, 16 Dec 12:01

Chrome devs hatch plan to mark all HTTP traffic insecure

Browsers tell us when content is secure, but not when to feel NAKED AND AFRAID
Simon Sharwood, 16 Dec 02:56

Opinion

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Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

Update Big bucks go to drivers, passengers go free
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

Naked and afraid: that's how Telstra's Wi-Fi security makes you feel

All it takes is 1 angry teen with Wireshark and root access
Mark Pesce, 29 Oct 21:16

News

Roll up, come see the BOOMING HACKER BAZAAR!

Fake credential, premier credit cards, and 100% satisfaction, guaranteed
John Leyden, 15 Dec 23:02

Senator: Backdoor for the Feds is a backdoor for hackers

Wyden pushes for law banning special access in software, hardware for cops and spies
Shaun Nichols, 15 Dec 21:07

UK banks ill-prepared for return of the rabid POODLE

Only 4,096 requests needed to uncover a 16-character cookie
John Leyden, 15 Dec 12:27

Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

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

Sony to media: stop publishing our stolen stuff or we'll get nasty

Is this the moment celebrity rags get busted for making stuff up?
Simon Sharwood, 15 Dec 02:18

Iranian CLEAVER hackers may DRAIN energy and defence firms, warn Feds

FBI pins down possible biz targets in secret file – report
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Dec 14:00

Batten down the patches: New vuln found in Docker container tech

Last month's patch brought new privilege escalation flaw
Neil McAllister, 12 Dec 22:14

GCHQ releases teen-friendly code-busting app

Cryptology fun for the whole family
Lindsay Dodgson, 12 Dec 13:28

Hackable intercom lets you SPY on fellow apartment-dwellers

Kiwicon He knows if you are sleeping, he knows if you're awake ...
Darren Pauli, 12 Dec 06:33
Bang by Guian Bolisay

VMware exiting 2014 with a bang and a security whimper

AirWatch p0wned, but vRealize and CloudVolumes realized and DevOps embraced
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 05:32
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Cisco to release flying pig – Snort 3.0

Sourcefire's been making bacon, now wants you to fry it
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 05:02

Craft bazaar Etsy's security plan is candy to get devs talking

Kiwicon podcast Don't be that grumpy security guy people are afraid to approach
Darren Pauli, 12 Dec 03:58
Facepalm by Ron Mander

Microsoft pulls a patch and offers PHANTOM FIX for the mess

KB3004394 is a hot mess and the replacement KB3024777 was elusive
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 03:05
bug on keyboard

FreeBSD developers VANQUISH Demon bug

Hostile code injection averted
John Leyden, 11 Dec 15:35

Elderly zombie Asprox botnet STILL mauling biz bods, says survey

Unkillable nasty still climbs out of the grave to this day
John Leyden, 11 Dec 14:02
GCHQ Benhall doughnut aerial view

GCHQ, police to team up to hunt down child abuse on the darknet

Major crackdown includes new 'self-abuse' grooming laws
balaclava_thief_burglar

Crims at vendors could crock kit says ENISA

Secure procurement guide wants suppliers to disclose employees' colourful pasts
Simon Sharwood, 11 Dec 08:24

Your data: Stolen through PIXELS

Kiwicon Can't detect what you can't see, Oz hacker says
Darren Pauli, 11 Dec 06:29