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CloudFlare: You get SSL, and you get SSL, EVERYBODY GETS SSL!

Web cache biz to hand out certificates to all free customers
Shaun Nichols, 29 Sep 18:37

Shellshock: 'Larger scale attack' on its way, warn securo-bods

Not just web servers under threat - though TENS of THOUSANDS have been hit
John Leyden, 29 Sep 17:03

Spammer uses innocent hacked blogs to punt NAKED PICS of JLaw, McKayla Maroney

Gran's knitting site etc sucked up into pr0n spam botnet
John Leyden, 29 Sep 13:01

SHELLSHOCKED: Fortune 1000 outfits Bash out batches of patches

CloudPassage points to 'pervasive' threat of Bash bug
John Leyden, 29 Sep 11:57

Fraud shop OVERSTOCKED with stolen credit cards

Supply, meet demand: prices crash
Darren Pauli, 29 Sep 07:42

Pizza stores popped, sandwich stores sacked in PoS plunder

Signature Systems 'fesses up to malware raid
Darren Pauli, 29 Sep 05:32

Cisco splats Bash bug in busy swatting season

Shell Shock squished in 31 products
Richard Chirgwin, 29 Sep 02:02
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Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT

Gets back up again after half an hour though
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Sep 21:04
Bug bounties

SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches

'Applying multiple security updates is extremely difficult'
Team Register, 28 Sep 13:37

Opinion

NSA parody T-shirt

Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables

Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier?

Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Two-factor auth's your best bet for securing them

Infosec made simple: 2FA, its good points and bad points
Stuart Burns, 16 Sep 16:32
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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
Trevor Pott, 05 Aug 10:01
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

News

Regina Eggbert gives her signature rundown of the week's tech news

Vid The top IT tidbits from El Reg's insightful ovum avatar

Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables

Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Neil McAllister, 27 Sep 00:46

Stunned by Shellshock Bash bug? Patch all you can – or be punished

Updated UK data watchdog rolls up its sleeves, polishes truncheon
John Leyden, 26 Sep 14:04

Researchers tell black hats: 'YOU'RE SOOO PREDICTABLE'

Want to register that domain? We're way ahead of you.
Darren Pauli, 26 Sep 05:02

Bad boy builds beastly Bash bug botnet, boxen battered

DDoS zombie army found in the wild hours after flaw surfaces
Darren Pauli, 26 Sep 02:02

Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

Update your gear now to avoid early attacks hitting the web
John Leyden, 25 Sep 17:59

FBI: Your real SECURITY TERROR? An ANGRY INSIDE MAN

Hackers? Pah! It's that sysadmin who has had enough
John Leyden, 25 Sep 14:24

Latest Firefox and Thunderbird updates plug CRITICAL SSL vuln

Not 'just another pointless patch', this one's for real
John Leyden, 25 Sep 13:25

Desperate VXers enslave FREEZERS in DDoS bot

Updated Spike malware targets Asia
Darren Pauli, 25 Sep 06:32

Patch Bash NOW: 'Shellshock' bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open

Updated CGI scripts to DHCP clients hit by Heartbleed-grade remote-code exec vuln
John Leyden, 24 Sep 20:27
Heatmiser PRS-TS WiFi RF Thermostat

Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

A stranger turns up YOUR heat with default password 1234
John Leyden, 24 Sep 10:37

Microsoft sets up bug bounties for online services

Test our software, but don't break it, says Redmond

jQuery site popped to serve malware slop

Visited September 18? Time to REFORMAT.
Darren Pauli, 24 Sep 01:02
Detail from Chaos Computer Club video

Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack

But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick
John Leyden, 23 Sep 16:19
Files

UK banks hook themselves up to real-time cop data feed

Not like the movies: Law enforcement is in on it...
John Leyden, 23 Sep 15:34