Security

Rackspace restored after DDOS takes out DNS

11-hour incident blocked traffic from reaching rackspace.com and some subdomains
Simon Sharwood, 24 Dec 03:58

ICANN's technical competence queried by Verisign report

EXCLUSIVE Upcoming dossier highlights dozens of problems with domain name overseer
Kieren McCarthy, 24 Dec 02:59

POS malware crooks hack IP cams to validate targets

Is that a cash register or are you just pleased to see ,e?
Darren Pauli, 24 Dec 02:01

Hack flings bootkits from Macs' Thunderbolts

Thunderbolt not lightning, very, very frightening
Darren Pauli, 24 Dec 00:53

JPMorgan Chase mega-hack was a simple two-factor auth fail

Bank bods didn't follow security 101, mayhem happened
John Leyden, 23 Dec 16:54

Doh! WikiLeaks' PDF viewer springs XSS vuln

Just link directly to the docs, says frustrated surfer
John Leyden, 23 Dec 10:32

EU flings €1m at open source security audit wheeze

Might also think about encrypting stuff. Maybe. You know... next year, perhaps?
Jennifer Baker, 23 Dec 09:02

China fingered for Afghan Govt attacks

Aussie embassy among Govt websites serving malware
Darren Pauli, 23 Dec 08:29

Easy Tinder prank hack lets you play stupid cupid

Engineer details method for 45-minute romp arranging dates for unwitting mates
Darren Pauli, 23 Dec 08:02

Microsoft patch mashes Office forms and macros

Fixing Redmond's fixes … AGAIN!
Simon Sharwood, 23 Dec 03:02

Sucker for punishment? Join Sony's security team

Wanted: experienced hacker to pen 'cohesive vulnerability management strategy'
Darren Pauli, 23 Dec 01:58
The Child Catcher

Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

Vendors scolded over possible privacy violations
Shaun Nichols, 22 Dec 21:00
Nuclear bomb image

NUKE HACK fears prompt S Korea cyber-war exercise

Reactor blueprints leaked on social media
John Leyden, 22 Dec 16:53
Crime in Russia

Sneaky Russian hackers slurped $15 MILLION from banks

ATM malware, remote employee monitoring - you name it, they did it
John Leyden, 22 Dec 12:29

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

Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

Phishing proves too hot for plant
Darren Pauli, 22 Dec 08:29

STAY AWAY: Popular Tor exit relays look raided

USB plugged into Atlas, Global servers before control was lost
Darren Pauli, 22 Dec 05:58

Dangerous NTP hole ruins your Chrissy lunch

Sysadmins: Down beers and patch now!
Darren Pauli, 22 Dec 03:27

Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS

Sony saga: Kim Jong Un threatens 'cyber warfare'
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Dec 18:19

Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

Kim Jong Un's officials demand joint probe with USA
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 17:09

Heads up! If Tor VANISHES over the weekend, this is why

Developers warn of swoop plot to cripple privacy network
Shaun Nichols, 20 Dec 01:33

ICANN: The TRUTH about that hacker attack on our DNS zone file database

But vague details raise questions about org's security
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Dec 21:54

Sony Pictures hack is Hollywood's 'Snowden moment' say infosec bods

Keys to sysadmin accounts nicked, abused, it appears
John Leyden, 19 Dec 21:43

Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

Blaming Kim Jong Un is like Saddam's WMDs all over again
Iain Thomson, 19 Dec 19:52

Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

'Incredibly intrusive' use of powers prompts slap from ICO
John Leyden, 19 Dec 12:38

Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem
John Leyden, 19 Dec 12:21
Fraud image

Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

Chthonic exploits Word bug to hijack browsers, steal passwords
John Leyden, 19 Dec 10:28
Man in suit of Viking armour

Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

Crypto toolbox, Part I Truecrypt, PGP, GPG - but NEVER Skype
Matt Fowler, 19 Dec 10:02
Github octodex

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
Lock security

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
ISIS leader Shakir Wahiyib with Facebook thumbs-up

New fear: ISIS killers use 'digital AK-47' malware to hunt victims

New code built in-house targets innocents fending off deranged terrorists

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
Flytrap

CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

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