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Jihadi terrorists DIDN'T encrypt their comms 'cos of Snowden leaks

Intel bods' analysis concludes 'no significant change' after whistle was blown
John Leyden, 18 Sep 08:29

Comprehensive guide to obliterating web apps published

Open Web App Security Project releases new app dev opus
Darren Pauli, 18 Sep 06:32

Apple's Cook: We have never allowed g-men access to Apple servers

Only hackers can see your nude selfies, not feds
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 05:31

Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables

Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier?
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 05:02

Boffins plot global (browser) cookie crumb trail

Patchwork regulation creates silos of data and worldwide web of data bakers
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 03:59

BitTorrent's peer-to-peer chat app Bleep goes live as public alpha

A good day for privacy as invisble.im also reveals its approach to untraceable chats
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 02:31

Critical Adobe Reader and Acrobat patches FINALLY make it out

Eight vulns healed, including XSS and DoS paths
John Leyden, 17 Sep 12:29

UK.gov lobs another fistful of change at SME infosec nightmares

Senior Lib Dem in 'trying to be relevant' shocker. It's only taxpayers' money, after all
John Leyden, 17 Sep 10:28

Citadel Trojan phishes its way into petrochem firm's webmail

Middle Eastern webmail servers popped
Darren Pauli, 17 Sep 05:27

Credit card cutting flaw could have killed EVERY AD on Twitter

Party-pooper gets $2800 for ad-busting bug
Darren Pauli, 17 Sep 04:02

Cisco sprinkles Sourcefire goodies on ASA firewalls

FirePOWER can be licensed into existing kit
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Sep 01:29

Amazon REINTRODUCES Kindle swindle vulnerability

Malware gives book thief grief
Darren Pauli, 17 Sep 00:58

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

Rejoice, Blighty! UK is the TOP of the WHOLE WORLD ... for PHISHING

Thanks, gullible chumps - now everyone knows we're a soft touch
Darren Pauli, 16 Sep 12:57
Flag of Israel; credit James Emery

Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians

'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
John Leyden, 16 Sep 09:24

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

THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

Metasploit module gobbles KitKat SOP slop
Darren Pauli, 16 Sep 06:32

'Speargun' program is fantasy, says cable operator

We just might notice if you cut our cables
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Sep 05:02

I saved Bitcoin and the PERFECT DRAFT OF HISTORY, says Assange

Heat:kitchen equation saw WikiLeaks decide not to accept BTC donations until currency could flourish
Simon Sharwood, 16 Sep 02:59

Bank IT bod accused of stealing $40 MEEELLION from employer

Turns out there may actually be a Nigerian 'prince' out there with cash
Iain Thomson, 16 Sep 02:02

Chinese 'Sogou Explorer' browser sends URLs to parts unknown

APNIC sniffs the digital exhaust and finds 1 in 400 'net users have stalkers
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Sep 00:58

Yawn, Wikileaks, we already knew about FinFisher. But these software binaries...

Latest Assange leakgasm includes full copies of spyware
John Leyden, 15 Sep 14:37

Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach

Miscreants probably got in, you guys know the drill by now
John Leyden, 15 Sep 10:27

Hey, scammers. Google's FINE with your dodgy look-a-like apps

Google Apps scripts could fool ANYONE, warns engineer
Darren Pauli, 15 Sep 09:31

Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
John Leyden, 15 Sep 08:26

Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign

Claim of tapped undersea cable refuted by Kiwi PM as Kim claims extradition plot
Brute Force

Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers

Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
Darren Pauli, 15 Sep 04:03
Photo of a stack of $100 bills

Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say

Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 19:42
twitchpokemon

Beware geeks bearing gifts: Steam-draining nasty spreads via Twitch

Eskimo infection will drop you right Inuit
Iain Thomson, 12 Sep 21:39
Apple Watch

iPhone NFC: 'Apple, photos and security ... WHAT could go WRONG?'

QuoTW Plus: 'Naturism ... you don't need to be totally naked'

CryptoLocker-style ransomware booms 700 PER CENT this year

Even as cops crow over decapitated hydra, new versions spring up unchecked

UK.gov's flagship infosec program ISN'T DELIVERING - but all's still well, say auditors

'Varied' understanding is no barrier to £860m cash pile
John Leyden, 12 Sep 10:56