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Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs

BadUSB instructs gadget chips to inject key-presses, redirect net traffic and more
Iain Thomson, 31 Jul 22:59

Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

They're not emails, they're business records, says court
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 19:47

Fiendishly complex password app extension ships for iOS 8

Just slip it in, won't hurt a bit, 1Password makers urge devs
Richard Chirgwin, 31 Jul 09:02

Russia to SAP, Apple: Hand over source code to prove you're not spies

And they'd get away with it too, if weren't for that meddling Snowden
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jul 07:01

BitTorrent launches decentralised crypto-fied chat app

Voice and text snuck onto freedom-loving nodes
Darren Pauli, 31 Jul 03:22

Multipath TCP speeds up the internet so much that security breaks

Black Hat research says proposed protocol will bork network probes, flummox firewalls
Darren Pauli, 31 Jul 02:28

Tor attack nodes RIPPED MASKS off users for 6 MONTHS

Traffic confirmation attack bared users' privates - but to whom?
John Leyden, 30 Jul 15:23

iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple

BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
John Leyden, 30 Jul 11:17
Spin

Firm issues soft denial against Iron Dome hack

Confirmed 'Chinese hack' downgraded to 'alleged' intrusion
Darren Pauli, 30 Jul 06:57

DDOS takes down Cirrus Communications

Australian fixed wireless provider loses half its network for a day or so
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 05:52
Internet of Things

'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece

Leaking sprinklers, overheated thermostats and picked locks all online
Darren Pauli, 30 Jul 05:28

Opinion

No Sale

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

Sysadmin blog The Internet of Stuff is a HUGE LIABILITY

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
Apple

iDevice gizmo-snatcher Oleg... you must be taking the Pliss

High profile attacker couldn't scam your grandma
Darren Pauli, 30 May 06:58

News

Keep your iPhone calls private, whispers Signal

Marlinspike's voice crypto comes to iOS
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jul 05:02

Thwarted dev sets Instasheep to graze on Facebook accounts

Zuck-land tried to fix crumbling cookie with HTTPS but developer won't bite
Darren Pauli, 30 Jul 04:32

Canada's boffins need A WHOLE YEAR to recover from China hack attack

'State-sponsored actor' breached National Research Council network
Richard Chirgwin, 30 Jul 01:56

Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

Good news if you're an American, less so for everyone else
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 22:24

BlackBerry: We'll buy Angela Merkel's phone security company. HA!

Secusmart apparently to BOOST rep for snoop-proofness

Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

Just slapping a patched OpenSSL on a machine ain't going to cut it, we're told
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 12:00

14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

Vendors just don't care, says researcher, after finding basic boo-boos in security software
Darren Pauli, 29 Jul 07:32

Malware gets your Android blabbering to HACKERS

Boffins get your mobe to spill the beans using Google text-to-speech kit
Darren Pauli, 29 Jul 06:33

Google Maps community competition falls foul of Indian regulations

Oh look! Such a lovely SECRET MILITARY BASE!
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Jul 02:31

Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers

Corporate raiders Comment Crew fingered for attacks
Darren Pauli, 29 Jul 01:45

Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Darren Pauli, 28 Jul 07:31
Auscert logo

AusCERT chief Ingram steps down

Replacement promises better relationships, late nights sleeping at the office
Darren Pauli, 28 Jul 03:10

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
Bug bounties

Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers

Security chap pens guide to bug bounty programs that won't fail like Yahoo!'s
Darren Pauli, 25 Jul 07:41
Bots

Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day

Goog the perfect ruse to slip into SEO orfice
Darren Pauli, 25 Jul 05:34
Scrooge McDuck

Boffins build FREE SUPERCOMPUTER from free cloud server trials

Who cares about T&Cs when there's LIteCoin to mint?
Darren Pauli, 25 Jul 03:58
Tor

Putin: Crack Tor for me and I'll make you a MILLIONAIRE

Russian Interior Ministry offers big pile o' roubles for busting pro-privacy browser
yawn

Google devs: Tearing Chrome away from OpenSSL not that easy

Custom BoringSSL fork not quite a drop-in replacement yet
Neil McAllister, 25 Jul 01:24
Data breach image

Who has your credit card data? 1 million HOLIDAY-MAKERS' RECORDS exposed

Travel agent fined £150K – Sloppy coding fingered
John Leyden, 24 Jul 13:55