Security

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

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

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

Opinion

Uber logo

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

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

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

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

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
John Leyden, 11 Dec 10:58
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