Security

Sony Pictures hack is Hollywood's 'Snowden moment' say infosec bods

Keys to sysadmin accounts nicked, abused, it appears
John Leyden, 19 Dec 21:43

Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

Blaming Kim Jong Un is like Saddam's WMDs all over again
Iain Thomson, 19 Dec 19:52

Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

'Incredibly intrusive' use of powers prompts slap from ICO
John Leyden, 19 Dec 12:38

Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem
John Leyden, 19 Dec 12:21

Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

Chthonic exploits Word bug to hijack browsers, steal passwords
John Leyden, 19 Dec 10:28

Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

Crypto toolbox, Part I Truecrypt, PGP, GPG - but NEVER Skype
Matt Fowler, 19 Dec 10:02

Git thee behind me, Git crit security bug!

Update anything on the desktop that touches GitHub if you want to live
Simon Sharwood, 19 Dec 08:29

Movie industry's evil plan to destroy the internet is going precisely nowhere

Yes, it would damage the DNS; no, it's not going to happen
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Dec 08:02

Hack hijacks electric skateboards, dumps hipsters in the gutter

Automated attacks crash riders on the fly
Darren Pauli, 19 Dec 06:02

Kiwi hacker 'menace' pops home detention tracker cuffs

Kiwicon Hack unit worn by on-parole crim. Blackmail said crim. Profit
Darren Pauli, 19 Dec 03:57

New fear: ISIS killers use 'digital AK-47' malware to hunt victims

New code built in-house targets innocents fending off deranged terrorists
Iain Thomson, 18 Dec 23:49

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
Flytrap

CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

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

TorrentLocker ransomware pestilence plagues Europe, bags $500k

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

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

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
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
Free Realms

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