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HACKERS can DELETE SURVEILLANCE DVRS remotely – report

Hikvision devices wide open to hacking, claim securobods
John Leyden, 21 Nov 18:06

CIA crypto-king offers new 'clock' clue to crack Kryptos code

Big structure in full public view unlikely to contain anything important
Jasper Hamill, 21 Nov 15:05

DoubleDirect hackers snaffle fandroid and iPhone-strokers' secrets

Windows and Linux seem immune from redirection assault
John Leyden, 21 Nov 12:33

GCHQ and Cable and Wireless teamed as Masters of the Internet™

New Snowden docs show telco was a willing partner in global data vaccuum
Darren Pauli, 21 Nov 05:02

Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER

Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
John Leyden, 20 Nov 18:04

Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

You thought you were all alone? Nope – change your password, says ICO
John Leyden, 20 Nov 11:27

CAPTCHA rapture as 'thousands' affected by seven year-old bug

Fix committed for JQuery validation plugin demo script
Darren Pauli, 20 Nov 07:41

Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data

Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Nov 06:02

Opinion

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
Internet of Things

Greedy datagrabs, crap security will KILL the Internet of Thingies

Opinion IoT still lacks definition, for one
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Oct 15:10
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

News

Asian mobiles the DDOS threat of 2015, security mob says

Beware traffic from hacked Vietnam, India and Indonesia fondleslabs
Darren Pauli, 19 Nov 07:58

Lame phone dodgers fleece finance's foolish and fat fingered

A hundred top US finance companies targeted
Darren Pauli, 19 Nov 06:02

Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins

Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
Shaun Nichols, 18 Nov 23:28
The standard USB 3 connector

USB coding anarchy: Consider all sticks licked

Thumb drive design ruled by almighty buck
Darren Pauli, 18 Nov 05:02
apple mac malware vxer

Three WireLurker suspects arrested in China – reports

Accused of being authors of first non-jailbroken iThing malware
John Leyden, 17 Nov 16:33

State Dept shuts off unclassified email after hack. Classified mail? That's CLASSIFIED

Classified systems 'not affected' - but, is this reconnaissance?
John Leyden, 17 Nov 13:37
Don't Panic towel

WinShock PoC clocked: But DON'T PANIC... It's no Heartbleed

SChannel exploit opens an easily closed door
John Leyden, 17 Nov 12:01
Tor

Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm

Cisco Netflow a handy tool for cheapskate attackers
Darren Pauli, 17 Nov 08:29
Moonbase Otago's OneRNG entropy generator

Meet OneRNG: a fully-open entropy generator for a paranoid age

Kiwis to seek random investors for crowd-funded randomiser

VXers Shellshocking embedded BusyBox boxen

It's 2014 and some people are still using default user names and passwords
Darren Pauli, 17 Nov 05:02

You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
Darren Pauli, 17 Nov 01:01
Random numbers

EVERYTHING needs crypto says Internet Architecture Board

Calls for all new protocols to protect privacy, all the time, everywhere
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Nov 22:04