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FYI: OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're searching for

It's on by default – did you not read the small print?
John Leyden, 20 Oct 18:55

Twitter 'news' spreads faster than Ebola #FakeCures #Malware

Security watchers warn to brace for scams
John Leyden, 20 Oct 10:22

Visual voicemail hack makes your messages a snack

Ruxcon Rate limiter patch is a fun MEELLION-user DoS banhammer
Darren Pauli, 20 Oct 07:32

Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch

Redmond makes a hash of hashing add-on
Simon Sharwood, 20 Oct 06:58

'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

15 months home detention leaves egg on feds' faces as they grab for more power
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Oct 06:26

Oz privacy comish says breaches could double this year

Åustralian outfits have already 'fessed up to sixty breaches since March 2014
Darren Pauli, 20 Oct 05:14

FIRST standards to clean up messy CERTs

Sharing is caring, says bug-beating agencies
Darren Pauli, 20 Oct 01:29

Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt

Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Oct 18:08

US government fines Intel's Wind River over crypto exports

New emphasis on encryption as a weapon?
John Leyden, 17 Oct 17:48

UK's a very popular target for EMEA cyberspies – report

Germany and Saudi Arabia fill out FireEye cyberpwn podium
John Leyden, 17 Oct 08:33
Facebook privacy image

Facebook doubles ad-hacking bounty

Small security snafus snuffed, try the tiny and technical
Darren Pauli, 17 Oct 05:29
Abbott and Costello dressed as policemen

Australian spookhaus busted for warrantless tap of own phones

Stop laughing: it also messed up civilian telecoms intercepts and is about to get more powers
Simon Sharwood, 17 Oct 02:04

Opinion

Internet of Things

Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

Opinion IoT still lacks definition, for one
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?
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 05:02

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

News

FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

Claims it's what the Founding Fathers would have wanted – catching killers and pedos
Iain Thomson, 16 Oct 20:19

Hacker-hunters finger 'Keyser Soze' of Russian underground card sales

Report claims user named 'Rescator' is mastermind
John Leyden, 16 Oct 12:18

Drupal SQL injection nasty leaves sites 'wide open' to attack

Usual drill - install the patch tout de suite
John Leyden, 16 Oct 11:41

Securobods RAGE over $600k Kickstarter Tor box components

Updated Devs insist: It's NOT just an off-the-shelf circuit board
Darren Pauli, 16 Oct 10:19

FinFisher spyware used to snoop on Bahraini activists, police told

Gamma International on the end of UK criminal complaint
John Leyden, 16 Oct 08:34

Adobe CSO offers Oracle security lesson: Go click-to-play

Pots and kettles in heated argument at Oz security confab
Darren Pauli, 16 Oct 06:26

Vulnerable utilities, telcos, top of new Aussie natsec centre's to-do list

Headcount to tip 150 tomorrow, double by year's end
Darren Pauli, 16 Oct 01:39

Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat

Poodle Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
Neil McAllister, 15 Oct 20:26

Twitter, Cloudflare kill SSL 3.0 ... and here's how YOU CAN TOO

Poodle Flawed HTTPS protocol axed amid attack fears
Shaun Nichols, 15 Oct 20:08

FireEye, Microsoft, Cisco team up to take down RAT-flinging crew

Tired of living in the, er, Shadow of Moudoor
John Leyden, 15 Oct 14:37
Bitcoin bloodbath

Roll your own Bitcoin client? Prepare to be raided

Attackers exploit borked random numbers
Darren Pauli, 15 Oct 13:43

Forget passwords, let's use SELFIES, says Obama's cyber tsar

Michael Daniel wants to kill passwords dead
Darren Pauli, 15 Oct 07:04
Oracle headquarters

Done with Microsoft and Adobe patches? Good, here's Oracle's load

Java, Database, Fusion Middleware among recipients in latest update deluge
Shaun Nichols, 15 Oct 01:33

Kill off SSL 3.0 NOW: HTTPS savaged by vicious POODLE

Poodle Pull it out ASAP, it is SWISS CHEESE
Darren Pauli, 14 Oct 23:30

It's 2014 and you can still own a Windows box using a Word file or font

Patch Tuesday And Adobe's software is still riddled with holes. Get the updates – now
Shaun Nichols, 14 Oct 20:43

South Korea faces $1bn bill after hackers raid national ID database

Father of Asian internet warns all is lost
Iain Thomson, 14 Oct 19:35

Knives out for new EU rules forcing govts to reveal hacker attacks

What's that? Something you don't want to share with class?
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NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

So nasty no one's even whispering until patch is out
Darren Pauli, 14 Oct 07:25
Smashed Apple Store window

Russian hackers exploit 'Sandworm' bug 'to spy on NATO, EU PCs'

Fix imminent from Microsoft for Vista, Server 2008, other stuff
Simon Sharwood, 14 Oct 06:29