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Securobods warn of wide open backdoor in Netis/Netcore routers

Single, hardcoded password in firmware, claim researchers
John Leyden, 27 Aug 09:27

PCI Council wants YOU to give it things to DO

How about enforcing PCI DSS?
Darren Pauli, 27 Aug 07:32

Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome

64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
Darren Pauli, 27 Aug 06:32

Show Mother Russia you love her: Click HERE and AHHH NYET!

That Kelhios badness is infecting you - securobods
John Leyden, 26 Aug 14:32

‪‪Email list hack flap at 'sleep with a stranger' site Couchsurfing‬

Hospitality exchange firm says 'member data was not exposed'
John Leyden, 26 Aug 11:02

Researcher details how malware gives AV the slip

'They're coming! Everyone back to your places!'
Darren Pauli, 26 Aug 07:32

Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons

66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
Darren Pauli, 26 Aug 06:31

Three quarters of South Korea popped in online gaming raids

Records used to plunder game items, sold off to low lifes
Darren Pauli, 26 Aug 05:02

New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records

'Federated search' spaffed info all over Five Eyes chums
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 04:04

Akamai warns: SMB security remains major risk

Hints at upgrade to Kona service
Richard Chirgwin, 26 Aug 03:31

NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess

Too many keys, too badly managed
Richard Chirgwin, 25 Aug 06:01

Hack skirmish grounded Sony exec's flight after FAKE bomb scare

XBox and Battle.net networks also targeted by DDoSers
Darren Pauli, 25 Aug 05:02
BBC iPlayer

BBC goes titsup: iPlayer to News websites down – Auntie working to fix it

Updated Did DDoS attack on Sony kick Beeb TV offline?
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Aug 19:27
Blackmail image

Stiffed by Synolocker ransomware crims? Try F-Secure's python tool

Unlock key doesn't always fit, says security biz
Simon Sharwood, 23 Aug 00:34

Opinion

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Synology and the NAS-ty malware-flingers: What can be learned

Sysadmin blog 'Security first' gets more NB for little guys
No Sale

Hey, big spender. Are you as secure as a whitebox vendor?

Sysadmin blog The Internet of Stuff is a HUGE LIABILITY
Trevor Pott, 01 Aug 16:07

How long is too long to wait for a security fix?

Sysadmin blog Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS
Trevor Pott, 25 Jul 20:40
Double Facepalm; when one facepalm is not enough.

Stop begging, startup-land, and start YELLING at Catch of the Day

Consumer trust boost from data breach laws would do more for online biz than any subsidy or share scheme
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 22:08

News

Renegade NSA, GCHQ spies help fix Tor vulns, claims project boss

As one hand smashes, the other hand soothes
John Leyden, 22 Aug 15:34

Brainboxes caught opening Bitcoin fraud emails. Seriously, guys?

Firehose of spam proves surprisingly handy for cryptocash miscreants
John Leyden, 22 Aug 10:39

ISIS terror fanatics invade Diaspora after Twitter blockade

Nothing we can do to stop them, says decentralized network
Iain Thomson, 22 Aug 07:29

Cyber spies whip out 'Machete', stride towards Latin America

¡Ay, caramba! Don't open hot Brazilian XXX.rar
John Leyden, 21 Aug 16:05

Microsoft: We plan to CLEAN UP this here Windows Store town

Paid-for apps that provide free downloads? Really
John Leyden, 21 Aug 13:28

Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report

Classified data on flight's disappearance pinched
John Leyden, 21 Aug 10:38

Hear ye, young cyber warriors of the realm: GCHQ wants you

Get involved, get a job and then never discuss work ever again
Jasper Hamill, 21 Aug 09:33

Boffins propose security shim for Android

Hoping Choc Factory wants third-party infosec sweeties
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Aug 07:32

New twist as rogue antivirus enters death throes

That's not the website you're looking for
Darren Pauli, 21 Aug 06:31
Stuxnet

Oi! Rip Van Winkle: PATCH, already

Stuxnet, Sality, Gauss, Flame still infecting your unpatched boxen
Darren Pauli, 20 Aug 23:10

Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack

This time superbug has nothing to do with MRSA
John Leyden, 20 Aug 12:32

Brother, can you spare a DIME for holy grail of secure webmail?

Feature Lavabit man's new project: One of security's thorniest problems
Mozilla Firefox

Lazy sysadmins rooted in looming Mozilla cert wipeout

CA maintainer warns 'check your infrastructure'
Darren Pauli, 20 Aug 04:32

Cryptolocker flogged on YouTube

Cat video encrypts all the things
Darren Pauli, 20 Aug 01:04