Security

'Boozed up' US drone spook CRASHED UFO into US White House

Geospatial intelligence man said to have fallen asleep at the wireless wheel
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jan 00:28

'Super-secure' BlackPhone pwned by super-silly txt msg bug

Exclusive People always talk about your reputation ... Just be good to free()
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 22:41

FUMBLE! NFL app drops privacy ball just before Super Bowl Sunday

Leaks personal data faster than a lineman's brain
Iain Thomson, 27 Jan 22:11

BOO! Grave remote-code exec flaw in GNU C Library TERRIFIES Linux

When there's something strange in your gethostbyname, who y'gonna call? Ghostbusters
Neil McAllister, 27 Jan 21:42

Anonymous: Snap on that Guy Fawkes mask, we're marching against child sex abuse

'Member when we took on Scientology with #Chanology?
John Leyden, 27 Jan 14:36

Meat puppet security sucks... let machines find your flaws

Darktrace: No, no, customers, you've got security all wrong
Paul Kunert, 27 Jan 13:28

Keylogger: Somebody STOP ME! Oh hang on, I just did

We use 'dark arts' knowledge for good - says company man
John Leyden, 27 Jan 11:59

Apple patch shields Macs from Thunderstrike

But attack vector may stay open for next evil maid
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 08:32

Jellybean upgrade too hard for Choc Factory, but not for YOU

Patching WebKit would be unsafe, Google tells 960 million users
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 08:04
Silicon micro-ring resonator

Photons link arms on chip to hasten march of quantum crypto

Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 06:31

P0wning for the fjords: Malware turns drones into DEAD PARROT

Parrot AR drones susceptible to flying firmware footling
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 06:02
Evil Android

Some Androids can be HOSED by WiFi Direct vuln

Google intransigence or publicity vuln?
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 04:02

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

Symantec sources claim exec teams in place by April Fools' Day

Have you heard the one about the Veritas brand being dug up?
Paul Kunert, 26 Jan 14:01

Panicked teen hanged himself after receiving ransomware scam email

Autistic student 'probably didn't understand', court hears
John Leyden, 23 Jan 14:01

Snoopy Fujitsu tech KNOWS you'll click that link – before YOU do

Creepware: You're a click-happy dope, aren't 'cha?
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 12:35

UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

Updated System holds records of ALL scouts in the country
Kat Hall, 23 Jan 11:21

Symantec data centre security software has security holes

Stop face-palming and start patching - the fixes are out there
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 08:33

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
An example of side-channel instruction noise

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
traffic light hacking

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
Edward Snowden

Snowden SLAMS iPhone, claims 'special software' tracks users

Or at least his lawyer did ... in an interview with state media ... hmm

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