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Malvertiser behind 100+ million bad ads indicted in the US

8 Květen, 2019 - 13:00
A Ukrainian and his gang allegedly smeared malvertising for 4.5 years and tried to rent out a botnet full of infected computers.

School lunch company exec arrested for skewering rival’s site

8 Květen, 2019 - 12:40
The Choicelunch CFO is accused of hacking student data out of The LunchMaster's site and anonymously ratting it out for bad security.

Researchers’ Evil Clippy cloaks malicious Office macros

8 Květen, 2019 - 12:15
A team of security researchers has exploited Microsoft’s patchy macro documentation to hide malicious code inside innocent-looking macros.

MegaCortex ransomware distracts victims with Matrix film references

7 Květen, 2019 - 16:55
One moment, the defenders’ network looked secure but the next, as if out of nowhere, the ransom note pops up.

Firefox add-ons with obfuscated code will be banned by Mozilla

7 Květen, 2019 - 12:05
The updated Add-on Policy aims to rid Firefox of third-party malicious code that hides what it's really up to.

Dark web marketplace Wall Street Market busted by international police

7 Květen, 2019 - 11:59
It went down in flames, with a rogue admin blackmailing vendors and buyers and leaking login credentials and the IP address.

Blockchain project settles cross-border payment

7 Květen, 2019 - 11:39
Singapore’s central bank sent a payment to Canada using blockchain technology last week, in a clear signal that the technology has value.

Weekly review – the hot 25 stories of last week

7 Květen, 2019 - 11:04
From malware-stuffed piracy apps to the Docker breach, get yourself up to date with everything we wrote last week - it's roundup time.

Mozilla bug throws Tor Browser users into chaos

6 Květen, 2019 - 00:09
A Mozilla bug has made everyone's Firefox addons 'untrustworthy' - including turning off the important NoScript security feature in Tor.

Belgian programmer solves cryptographic puzzle – 15 years too soon!

3 Květen, 2019 - 20:04
Belgian coder Bernard Fabrot just finished a 3.5-year computational marathon, solving a fascinating cryptopuzzle set at MIT back in 1999.

Criminals are hiding in Telegram – but backdoors are not the answer

3 Květen, 2019 - 18:02
When it comes to an easy life, the criminals behind the fearful Anubis banking malware have become big fans of Twitter and, increasingly, the secure messaging of Telegram.

Cryptocoin theft, scam and fraud could total more than $1.2b in Q1

3 Květen, 2019 - 11:51
Crooks have developed "ingenious" new ways to drain user accounts and wallets, CipherTrace says, prodding regulators into action.

Cybersecurity experts battle for right to repair

3 Květen, 2019 - 11:50
A battle rages between manufacturers and users over who can repair a product, with tech companies using security concerns as a weapon.

Google rolling out auto-delete for your location and activity history

3 Květen, 2019 - 11:22
Auto-delete will hopefully please those of us who haven't already turned off location history altogether (for very good reason).

World Password Day – what (NOT!) to do

2 Květen, 2019 - 15:27
Yeah, yeah, yeah... we really ought to get around to picking proper passwords for everything - and here's why!

DHS policies allow unlimited, warrantless device search

2 Květen, 2019 - 14:29
Newly revealed policies show border agents can search devices for pretty much any reason, including if some other agency asked them to.

Is a sticky label the answer to the IoT’s security problems?

2 Květen, 2019 - 14:22
How can IoT security be improved? The UK Government just published new details of its surprising and unfashionable answer.

Extortionists leak data of huge firms after IT provider refuses to pay

2 Květen, 2019 - 14:08
The data was published after "Boris Bullet-Dodger" failed to get Citycomp to cough up.

US Government halves deadline for applying critical patches to 15 days

2 Květen, 2019 - 13:39
US federal agencies must fix their security bugs twice as quickly under new rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Keeping your data safe when traveling

1 Květen, 2019 - 13:00
Our data is especially vulnerable when we ourselves are too: at border crossings and when in unfamiliar environments.