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Uncle Sam's disaster agency FEMA creates disaster of its own: 2.3 million survivors' personal records spilled

23 Březen, 2019 - 02:12
Org does to privacy what hurricanes did to your house

Disaster relief org FEMA has admitted, conveniently on a Friday night, to accidentally leaking banking details and other personal information of 2.3 million hurricane and wildfire survivors.…

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Security storm brewing for Oracle Java-powered smart cards: More than a dirty dozen flaws found, fixes... er, any fixes?

22 Březen, 2019 - 23:08
Vuln hunters warn malicious applets can bust through protections, snoop on or hijack access gizmos

Bug hunters say Oracle's Java Card platform is host to a dozen and a half security flaws that could place smart-cards and similar embedded devices using the tech at risk of hijacking.…

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Hey, what's Mandarin for 'WTF is going on?' Nokia phones caught spewing device IDs to China, software blunder blamed

22 Březen, 2019 - 07:56
Maker insists the privacy cock-up has been fixed, mostly

An undisclosed number of Nokia 7 Plus smartphones have been caught sending their identification numbers to a domain owned by a Chinese telecom firm.…

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Don't have a heart attack but your implanted defibrillator can be hacked over the air (by someone who really wants you dead)

22 Březen, 2019 - 01:25
US govt sounds alarm over wireless comms, caveats apply

Medical gear maker Medtronic is once again at the center of a hacker panic storm. This time, a number of its heart defibrillators, implanted in patients' chests, can, in certain circumstances, be wirelessly hijacked and reprogrammed, perhaps to lethal effect.…

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'Sharing of user data is routine, yet far from transparent' is not what you want to hear about medical apps. But 2019 is gonna 2019

22 Březen, 2019 - 00:23
Study finds Android software slinging deets all over the place

Folks using healthcare-related Android apps: after you've handed over your private details to that software, do you know where it is sending your data? If you don't, nobody should blame you. It turns out it can be a complicated and obfuscated affair.…

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Let's spin Facebook's Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack... clack... You've won '100s of millions of passwords stored in plaintext'

21 Březen, 2019 - 18:52
Credentials logged for years is antisocial network's latest Zuck-up

Facebook today admitted it stored "some" of its addicts' account passwords in a plaintext readable format. For "some", read hundreds of millions.…

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Kaspersky Lab takes bite out of Apple in Russia over borked parental controls app

21 Březen, 2019 - 18:15
Store policy removed key features, alleges complaint

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has lodged a complaint about Apple with the Russian competition authority.…

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Live Regcast: Ex-CISO and coal-face engineer Scott King shares his advice on becoming a pragmatic security leader

21 Březen, 2019 - 16:45
The balancing act of strategy and tactics revealed

Promo  What does it take to reach a leading role in the security field? There are different paths to take to get there: some go directly from analyst to leadership, others have a more technical background in general IT, or excellent tactical skills acquired in a consultancy or vendor role.…

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Brit Police Federation cops to ransomware attack on HQ systems

21 Březen, 2019 - 16:22
Sort-of union for bobbies has triggered criminal investigation

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), a sort-of trade union for police workers, has been battling to contain a ransomware strike on the group's computer systems, it confessed this afternoon.…

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New phisherman's friends and a few old favourites slither out of WatchGuard's Security Report

21 Březen, 2019 - 15:20
New entry in network attack hit parade: That 2017 Cisco WebEx flaw you patched already (right?)

Attacks targeting a years-old – and patched – vulnerability in a Chrome extension for Cisco's WebEx are on the increase, according to security outfit WatchGuard.…

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Windows Defender ATP is dead. Long live Microsoft Defender ATP

21 Březen, 2019 - 10:13
Redmond's anti-malware now coming to a Mac near you

Microsoft nudged the Windows brand further out of the limelight today by thwacking its anti-malware package with the rebranding stick. Behold, Microsoft Defender ATP.…

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Don't become another expensive statistic: Learn how to tackle cyber-criminals, at SANS London next month

21 Březen, 2019 - 09:02
Training classes will cover all security angles

Promo  As data thieves and hackers become more inventive, and more destructive, learning how to protect networks from attack and threats is zooming up organizations' lists of priorities.…

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Carolina coward fesses up: I was a tech support scambag, and I made millions out of defrauding the elderly

21 Březen, 2019 - 03:13
You're free to bash the Bishap

A man has pleaded guilty in America to a single felony count for his role in a $3m tech support scam operation.…

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Renegade Android apps can siphon off your web logins, browser history. So make sure Chrome or OS is patched, friends

20 Březen, 2019 - 21:01
Kit-Kat API whacked, don't give hackers your phone. This WebView came rolling home

Smartphones and other gadgets running Android 4.4 or later contain a bug that can be exploited by rogue apps to steal website login tokens and spy on owners' browsing histories.…

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Silence of the WANs: FBI DDoS-for-hire greaseball takedowns slash web flood attacks 'by 11%'

20 Březen, 2019 - 00:10
Fed bust of massive attack network caused traffic loads to plummet in Q4

The FBI's takedown of a group of prolific DDoS-for-hire websites has single-handedly helped to drop attack levels globally.…

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Ransomware drops the Lillehammer on Norsk Hydro: Aluminium giant forced into manual mode after systems scrambled

19 Březen, 2019 - 19:46
Norway the power and metals wrangler could have seen this one coming

Norwegian power and metals giant Norsk Hydro is battling an extensive ransomware outbreak on its computers.…

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Sorry, Linux. We know you want to be popular, but cyber-crooks are all about Microsoft for now

19 Březen, 2019 - 16:12
Oh, and Flash! Arrrrrggghhh

Eight out of the ten most exploited vulnerabilities tracked by threat intelligence biz Recorded Future in 2018 targeted Microsoft products – though number two on its list was, surprise surprise, a Flash flaw.…

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PuTTY in your hands: SSH client gets patched after RSA key exchange memory vuln spotted

19 Březen, 2019 - 10:10
Bunch of bugs stomped with version 0.71

Venerable SSH client PuTTY has received a pile of security patches, with its lead maintainer admitting to the The Register that one fixed a "'game over' level vulnerability".…

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Bandersnatch to gander snatched: Black Mirror choices can be snooped on, thanks to privacy-leaking Netflix streams

19 Březen, 2019 - 07:47
Interactive entertainment tells on itself despite encryption

Boffins have found a side channel to observe the choices netizens make when viewing interactive streaming videos.…

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Bad cup of Java leaves nasty taste in IBM Watson's 'AI' mouth: Five security bugs to splat in analytics gear

18 Březen, 2019 - 21:08
Worst brew than that time El Reg went on a road trip and stopped at a Denny's

IBM has issued a security alert over five vulnerabilities in its golden boy Watson analytics system.…

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