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

The Register - 2 hours 49 min ago
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

The Register - 6 hours 23 min ago
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

The Register - 12 hours 25 min ago
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

The Register - 14 hours 48 min ago
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

The Register - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 20:08
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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Fourth Major Credential Spill in a Month Hits DreamMarket

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 17:29
Gnosticplayers has released about 26 million records from what he said are breaches of six new companies.
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Mirai Variant Goes After Enterprise Systems

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 16:44
The newest Mirai variant is targeting WePresent WiPG-1000 Wireless Presentation systems and LG Supersign TVs used by enterprises.
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Google Gives Users More Choice with Location-Tracking Apps

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 16:41
Developers will have a new option to for Android apps to track location only when in use.
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This headline is proudly brought to you by wired keyboards: Wireless Fujitsu model hacked

The Register - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 16:39
If you have an LX901, you are at risk of mild embuggerance

A German security researcher has revealed that one model of Fujitsu wireless keyboard will accept unauthenticated input, despite the presence of AES-128 encryption.…

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Privacy Regulations Needed for Next-Gen Cars

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 15:46
With wide deployment expected in the next decade, the driverless automobile landscape looks fraught – from road safety to data protection.
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Lone staffer killed our shields, claims etailer Gearbest after infosec bods peep at user deets

The Register - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 13:40
Whether it's 1.5m or 280k exposed, it's not a great look

Researchers working for VPNMentor have accused Chinese e-commerce site Gearbest of storing user information in "completely unsecured" Elasticsearch databases after discovering "1.5 million records" which they were able to access through a browser.…

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Karpeles walks, Google and Microsoft board up Windows hole, and Android AV still sucks

The Register - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 07:12
Plus, BlackBerry wants to be Uncle Sam's go-to security firm, thousands of legal docs pill online, and more

Roundup  Last week we saw a conservative app exposed, the revelation of Beto's hacker past, and the rise of Slub.…

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UK code breakers drop Bombe, Enigma and Typex simulators onto the web for all to try

The Register - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 06:19
You have to run GCHQ code? Nice try, spy guys

UK signals intelligence agency GCHQ, celebrating its centenary, has released emulators for famed World War II-era cipher machines that can be run within its web-based educational encryption app CodeChef.…

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Q&A: Crypto-guru Bruce Schneier on teaching tech to lawmakers, plus privacy failures – and a call to techies to act

The Register - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 23:59
'Politicians are reluctant to disrupt the enormous wealth creation machine technology has turned out to be'

RSA  Politicians are, by and large, clueless about technology, and it's going to be up to engineers and other techies to rectify that, even if it means turning down big pay packets for a while.…

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What was that P word? Ah. Privacy. Yes, we'll think about privacy, says FCC mulling cellphone location data overhaul

The Register - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 20:57
Commissioners still doing their best to ignore bounty hunter stalking scandal

Analysis  America's comms regulator has finally pinky-promised to at least consider people's privacy when it looks into how cellphone location data can be made more accurate.…

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Welcome. You're now in a timeline in which US presidential hopeful Beto was a member of a legendary hacker crew

The Register - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 20:04
From O'Dork to O'Rourke: Dem golden boy's past as BBS-dwelling l33t teen revealed

Newly minted US presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, one of the most legendary hacking groups in cyber-history.…

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Lenovo Patches High-Severity Arbitrary Code Execution Flaws

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 18:30
Lenovo has issued patches for several serious vulnerabilities in its products stemming from Intel technology fixes.
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Unpatched Fujitsu Wireless Keyboard Bug Allows Keystroke Injection

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 14:46
An unpatched high-severity vulnerability allows keystroke injections in Fujitsu wireless keyboards.
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Public spending watchdog snipes at UK.gov's £1.3bn infosec plan – but broadly nods it through

The Register - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 13:13
Less hiding behind 'national security' to hush up failures, please

Britain's Cabinet Office (CO) hasn’t quite bungled the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) but it could certainly be doing things a lot better, the National Audit Office said today.…

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So you need an IT security center. Fret not: Let an automated solution take the strain

The Register - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 11:07
Comarch offers all-in-one infrastructure monitoring

Promo  Today's businesses are so heavily dependent on their IT infrastructure that the slightest disruption in service can incur damaging losses.…

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