Security

We take bots down, but they get up again – you're never going to keep them down

Dell analysis shows ZeroAccess botnet still slinging out
Iain Thomson, 30 Jan 02:29

iTunes Connect does developer shuffle

Oh look! I'm running another account!
Darren Pauli, 30 Jan 01:58

Snowden reveals LEVITATION technique of Canada’s spies

If you MUST build naughty spy tool... it's, er, pretty sweet
John Leyden, 29 Jan 14:35

IBM punts cryptotastic cloudy ID verification services

Foil identity thieves – put your data on a giant floating target
John Leyden, 29 Jan 12:03

Top smut site Flashes visitors, leaves behind nasty virus

Malvertising hits xHamster thanks to recent Adobe 0-day
Darren Pauli, 29 Jan 08:22

Mozilla dusts off old servers, lights up Tor relays

Worst outcome means 50 percent capacity hit
Darren Pauli, 29 Jan 05:28

Researcher says Aussie spooks help code Five Eyes mega malware

QWERTY keylogger code alleged to name Defence Signals Directorate
Darren Pauli, 29 Jan 02:42

Scouts take down database due to 'security vulnerabilities'

Full security audit for Compass database
Kat Hall, 28 Jan 13:44

I ain't afraid of no GHOST – securo-bods

Serious – but it's no Heartbleed
John Leyden, 28 Jan 12:47

Regin super-malware has Five Eyes fingerprints all over it says Kaspersky

Keylogger plugin built on source code known to come from spookhauses
Darren Pauli, 28 Jan 08:02

Oz spooks hack, try to fry Middle East servers – report

Homebrew malware dropped on foreign state systems
Darren Pauli, 28 Jan 03:14

Opinion

Sony Pictures

Sony hack was good news for INSURERS and INVESTORS

Spilling Hollywood's secrets woke money-land to the need for intrusive oversight

Brandis and PwC silent on Xmas Eve metadata quiz

No comment on 36-month metadata retention question and timing of consultation
Simon Sharwood, 06 Jan 21:16
Uber logo

Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

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

News

'Boozed up' US drone spook CRASHED UFO into US White House

Geospatial intelligence man said to have fallen asleep at the wireless wheel
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jan 00:28

'Super-secure' BlackPhone pwned by super-silly txt msg bug

Exclusive People always talk about your reputation ... Just be good to free()
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 22:41

FUMBLE! NFL app drops privacy ball just before Super Bowl Sunday

Leaks personal data faster than a lineman's brain
Iain Thomson, 27 Jan 22:11

BOO! Grave remote-code exec flaw in GNU C Library TERRIFIES Linux

When there's something strange in your gethostbyname, who y'gonna call? Ghostbusters
Neil McAllister, 27 Jan 21:42

Anonymous: Snap on that Guy Fawkes mask, we're marching against child sex abuse

'Member when we took on Scientology with #Chanology?
John Leyden, 27 Jan 14:36

Meat puppet security sucks... let machines find your flaws

Darktrace: No, no, customers, you've got security all wrong
Paul Kunert, 27 Jan 13:28

Keylogger: Somebody STOP ME! Oh hang on, I just did

We use 'dark arts' knowledge for good - says company man
John Leyden, 27 Jan 11:59

Apple patch shields Macs from Thunderstrike

But attack vector may stay open for next evil maid
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 08:32

Jellybean upgrade too hard for Choc Factory, but not for YOU

Patching WebKit would be unsafe, Google tells 960 million users
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 08:04
Silicon micro-ring resonator

Photons link arms on chip to hasten march of quantum crypto

Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 06:31

P0wning for the fjords: Malware turns drones into DEAD PARROT

Parrot AR drones susceptible to flying firmware footling
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 06:02
Evil Android

Some Androids can be HOSED by WiFi Direct vuln

Google intransigence or publicity vuln?
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 04:02

Symantec sources claim exec teams in place by April Fools' Day

Have you heard the one about the Veritas brand being dug up?
Paul Kunert, 26 Jan 14:01