Security

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, wreck Middle East 'cooling system': report

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

'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
Key in a wooden door. PIC by Tawheed Mazoor - licensed under CC 2.0

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

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

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

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

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

Lizard Squad threatens Malaysia Airlines with data dump: We DID TOO hack your site

Carrier: PLEASE. It was just a defacement, skiddies...
John Leyden, 26 Jan 12:20
Privacy image

Snoopy Fujitsu tech KNOWS you'll click that link – before YOU do

Creepware: You're a click-happy dope, aren't 'cha?
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 12:35

UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

Updated System holds records of ALL scouts in the country
Kat Hall, 23 Jan 11:21

Symantec data centre security software has security holes

Stop face-palming and start patching - the fixes are out there
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 08:33
An example of side-channel instruction noise

Swots explain how to swat CPU SNITCHES

Side-channel attacks are real because CPU leakage reveals instructions being executed

Flash zero day under attack

Most popular exploit kit smashing IE users, but Chrome safe
Darren Pauli, 22 Jan 06:02

Remote code execution vulns hit Atlassian kit

Patch this! And this! And this! And this!
Darren Pauli, 22 Jan 04:02
traffic light hacking

Australian traffic lights need better security says auditor-general

Poor passwords, proprietary code ... what could possibly go - CRASH! - wrong?
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 02:59