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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

Six charged over StubHub e-ticket heist for Elton John gigs

Compromised passwords re-used, say prosecutors
John Leyden, 24 Jul 12:57

BMW's ConnectedDrive falls over, bosses blame upgrade snafu

Traffic flows up 20% as motorway middle lanes miraculously unclog
John Leyden, 24 Jul 11:22

Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

Misc memory hazards 'could be exploited' - and guess what, one's a Javascript vuln
Richard Chirgwin, 24 Jul 04:02

Researcher sat on critical IE bugs for THREE YEARS

VUPEN waited for Pwn2Own cash while IE's sandbox leaked
Darren Pauli, 24 Jul 03:33

50,000 sites backdoored through shoddy WordPress plugin

Not running WordPress? Better hope your neighbour isn't
Darren Pauli, 24 Jul 01:57

Copyright kingpins charged for sailing pirate Android app ships

Six charged, two arrested, in wake of coordinated raids.
Darren Pauli, 24 Jul 00:58

iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

Hidden packet sniffer claims hit Cupertino
Iain Thomson, 24 Jul 00:34

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

Tails-hacking Exodus: Here's video proof of our code-injection attack

It's not a Tor exploit, but it will hit fully patched systems with default settings, we're told
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 20:11
London BMW 5-Series police car

Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Jasper Hamill, 23 Jul 07:55

StubHub hit by trans-Atlantic fraudsters, says New York DA

US, Canadian and UK authorities expected to reveal details today
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 07:42
Paypal vulnerability

PayPal post-checkout cash slurp a FEATURE not a BUG

Would you like a super-sized shipping charge with that?
Darren Pauli, 23 Jul 07:20

Opinion

Synology DS214

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

Sysadmin blog Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS
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
Angry Birds

Look, pal, it’s YOUR password so it’s YOUR fault that it's gone AWOL

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Security begins at home... and ends up in someone else’s
Alistair Dabbs, 23 May 11:58

News

Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

'Retefe' trojan uses clever spin on old attacks to grant total control of bank accounts
Darren Pauli, 23 Jul 06:40

EFF looses Privacy Badger to munch cookies and scripts

Furry and furious browser-protector aims to improve online privacy
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 03:02

Android ransomware demands 12x more cash, targets English-speakers

FBI child-abuse warning shake-down gets more sophisticated
John Leyden, 23 Jul 02:02

Goodwill's goodwill rocked as Feds probe bank card hacking scam

We think we're safe, insists non-profit
Iain Thomson, 22 Jul 19:49

Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging

Smooth-tongued online lovers struggle to get to grips with slimy RAT infestations
John Leyden, 22 Jul 17:04

STILL no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp

Even the Italian databinieri have got their boots on now, but not the ICO
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 15:56

NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

Have you been on YouPorn lately, perhaps? White House website?
Darren Pauli, 22 Jul 06:58

Cyber scum pump ransomware at victims from spambot-stuffed websites

Command and control of mal-spam barrage done via Tor
John Leyden, 22 Jul 05:01

Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball

Unmasking hidden users is too hot for Carnegie-Mellon
Darren Pauli, 22 Jul 01:32

Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

Exodus vows not to sell secrets of whistleblower's favorite OS
Iain Thomson, 21 Jul 23:57
Apple CEO Tim Cook, 2012

HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

Updated Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Iain Thomson, 21 Jul 20:24
Screaming kid

Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

Not so much backdoors as frontdoors, basically without doors in them
John Leyden, 21 Jul 12:37
Snowden image

Snowden wants YOU – yes, YOU – to build spy-busting tech

Says it's your civic duty to turn our KIDS into SYSADMINS
Darren Pauli, 21 Jul 07:45
bug on keyboard

Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
Iain Thomson, 18 Jul 21:30
chalk outline of  human body at crime scene

Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

Heavy jail sentences doled out to phisherfolk - cops
Routers

L33t haxxors compete to p0wn popular home routers

EFF-endorsed SOHOpelessly Broken challenge will air routers' dirty zero day laundry
Darren Pauli, 18 Jul 07:02
Rickmote

Chromecast hack Rickrolls Google's TV stick

Hacker's gonna tell a lie, hacker's gonna p0wn WiFi, hacker's gonna make you cry
Darren Pauli, 18 Jul 01:58
Credit: IGNACIO LEONARDI http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1118608

NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

Swapping other people's sexts is a fringe benefit, says Snowden
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 23:24