Security

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

Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

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

NUKE HACK fears prompt S Korea cyber-war exercise

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

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

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

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

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

Webcam-snooping spawn of ZeuS hits 150 banks worldwide

Chthonic exploits Word bug to hijack browsers, steal passwords
John Leyden, 19 Dec 10:28

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

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
Iain Thomson, 18 Dec 23:49

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
Blackmail image

TorrentLocker ransomware pestilence plagues Europe, bags $500k

Too many people still running random .exe files in spam attachments

Social sniffer predicts which Nigerian prince has the best chance of scamming you

Data matching tool will be open source, intended for good not evil
Darren Pauli, 18 Dec 06:02

URL LOL: Delta splats web flight boarding pass snoop bug

Mobile site spits out details on fellow passengers
Iain Thomson, 18 Dec 01:06