Security

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

CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

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

TorrentLocker ransomware pestilence plagues Europe, bags $500k

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

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
Archer cracks the ISIS mainframe's password

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

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

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 surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

Update Big bucks go to drivers, passengers go free
Simon Sharwood, 15 Dec 02:59

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

Iranian CLEAVER hackers may DRAIN energy and defence firms, warn Feds

FBI pins down possible biz targets in secret file – report
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Dec 14:00
Container meltdown

Batten down the patches: New vuln found in Docker container tech

Last month's patch brought new privilege escalation flaw
Neil McAllister, 12 Dec 22:14
Rebuilt Bombe Bletchley Park, photo copyrighted mubsta.com

GCHQ releases teen-friendly code-busting app

Cryptology fun for the whole family
Lindsay Dodgson, 12 Dec 13:28

Hackable intercom lets you SPY on fellow apartment-dwellers

Kiwicon He knows if you are sleeping, he knows if you're awake ...
Darren Pauli, 12 Dec 06:33
Bang by Guian Bolisay

VMware exiting 2014 with a bang and a security whimper

AirWatch p0wned, but vRealize and CloudVolumes realized and DevOps embraced
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 05:32
Snort 3 logo

Cisco to release flying pig – Snort 3.0

Sourcefire's been making bacon, now wants you to fry it

Craft bazaar Etsy's security plan is candy to get devs talking

Kiwicon podcast Don't be that grumpy security guy people are afraid to approach
Darren Pauli, 12 Dec 03:58
Facepalm by Ron Mander

Microsoft pulls a patch and offers PHANTOM FIX for the mess

KB3004394 is a hot mess and the replacement KB3024777 was elusive
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 03:05
bug on keyboard

FreeBSD developers VANQUISH Demon bug

Hostile code injection averted
John Leyden, 11 Dec 15:35