Stolen creds site WeLeakInfo busted by multinational cop op for data reselling

The Register - Fri, 17/01/2020 - 14:31
One Irishman and one Dutchman both nicked

Two men have been arrested after Britain’s National Crime Agency and its international pals claimed the takedown of breached credentials-reselling website WeLeakInfo.…

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Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

The Register - Fri, 17/01/2020 - 08:34
New perspective on FBI, Interpol demands for backdoors

Vid  Police Scotland to roll out encryption bypass technology, as one publication reported this week, causing some Register readers to silently mouth: what the hell?…

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Bad news: Windows security cert SNAFU exploits are all over the web now. Also bad: Citrix gateway hole mitigations don't work for older kit

The Register - Thu, 16/01/2020 - 23:13
Good news: There is none. Well, apart from you can at least fully patch the Microsoft blunder

Vid  Easy-to-use exploits have emerged online for two high-profile security vulnerabilities, namely the Windows certificate spoofing bug and the Citrix VPN gateway hole. If you haven't taken mitigation steps by now, you're about to have a bad time.…

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Spanking the pirates of corporate security? Try a Plimsoll

The Register - Thu, 16/01/2020 - 10:00
Execs don't care to keep things shipshape if they don't see a return.... so let's MAKE them

Column  On New Year's Eve 2019, the good ship Travelex struck the iceberg of ransomware. That's not a good metaphor, to be honest: when the SS Titanic hit its frozen nemesis, it had the good taste to unambiguously sink in two hours and 40 minutes. Not so Travelex.…

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Attention security startup founders: Give your fledgling Brit biz a boost with Tech Nation’s free Cyber 2.0 school

The Register - Thu, 16/01/2020 - 08:00
Sign up now: The UK government's scheme to help new companies grow and scale is back

Promo  If you need to get your new IT security company noticed, the Tech Nation Cyber programme is back, opening its doors for another cohort of British infosec startups looking to scale at speed.…

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Top Euro court tells cops, spies that yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data

The Register - Thu, 16/01/2020 - 06:03
Decision is preliminary and unenforced, though a good start

Analysis  In a massive win for privacy rights, a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has made clear that national security concerns do not override citizens’ data privacy. Thus, ISPs should not be forced to hand over personal information without clear justification.…

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What do Brit biz consultants and X-rated cam stars have in common? Wide open... AWS S3 buckets on public internet

The Register - Wed, 15/01/2020 - 23:54
Exposed: Intimate... personal details belonging to thousands of folks

A pair of misconfigured cloud-hosted file silos have left thousands of peoples' sensitive info sitting on the open internet.…

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Yo, sysadmins! Thought Patch Tuesday was big? Oracle says 'hold my Java' with huge 334 security flaw fix bundle

The Register - Wed, 15/01/2020 - 21:33
House of Larry delivers massive update for 93 products

Oracle has released a sweeping set of security patches across the breadth of its software line.…

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Today's webcast: Hackers don't care if you're big or small. Tune in to find out how to protect your mid-sized biz

The Register - Wed, 15/01/2020 - 08:00
EDR is an SMB's best friend, says F-Secure

Webcast  We don’t want to spook anyone, but… cyber-criminals have been busy.…

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Updated your WordPress plugins lately? Here are 320,000 auth-bypassing reasons why you should

The Register - Wed, 15/01/2020 - 00:15
Another day, another critical set of flaws

A pair of widely used WordPress plugins need to be patched on more than 320,000 websites to close down vulnerabilities that can be exploited to gain admin control of the web publishing software.…

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Welcome to the 2020s: Booby-trapped Office files, NSA tipping off Windows code-signing bugs, RDP flaws...

The Register - Tue, 14/01/2020 - 21:33
Grab your Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Intel, and VMware fixes now

Patch Tuesday  In the first Patch Tuesday of the year, Microsoft finds itself joined by Adobe, Intel, VMware, and SAP in dropping scheduled security updates.…

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Apple calls BS on FBI, AG: We're totally not dragging our feet in murder probe iPhone decryption. PS: No backdoors

The Register - Tue, 14/01/2020 - 20:28
This isn't the way to make the Cook(ie) crumble

Analysis  Apple has responded to a demand from the United States' Attorney General William Barr that it grant the FBI access to two iPhones used in a recent shooting by carefully calling bullshit on his claims.…

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US hands UK 'dossier' on Huawei: Really! Still using their kit? That's just... one... step... beyond

The Register - Tue, 14/01/2020 - 16:42
American security officials fly to London to 'brief' Boris

It would be "nothing short of madness" to use Huawei gear in Britain's 5G mobile networks, an American national security adviser has reportedly told UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.…

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Relying on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mob US to protect you from SIM swapping? You better get used to disappointment

The Register - Mon, 13/01/2020 - 21:21
Study shows top telcos are naff at fending off cellphone number hijackings

Four Princeton University eggheads have published a report showing that the five major US mobile carriers implement weak authentication techniques, leaving customers vulnerable to SIM-swapping attacks that transfer victims' phone numbers to devices controlled by scammers.…

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Someone needs to go back to school: Texas district fleeced for $2.3m after staff fall for devious phishing email

The Register - Mon, 13/01/2020 - 20:22
FBI probes massive fraud

A miscreant managed to swipe $2.3m from a Texas school district after staff inadvertently wired large sums of public money to the crook's bank account.…

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Privacy activists beg Google to ban un-removable bloatware from Android

The Register - Mon, 13/01/2020 - 17:53
Open letter to Chocolate Factory's Sundar Pichai penned by 50 campaign groups

For much of Android's existence, Google has adopted a relatively hands-off approach that lets manufacturers ship units with pre-installed bloatware which, in many cases, cannot be easily removed. This has infuriated users and privacy advocates alike, leading 50 of the latter to pen a blistering open letter to Google and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai urging him to take action.…

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Whirlybird-driving infosec boss fined after ranty Blackpool Airport antics

The Register - Mon, 13/01/2020 - 14:10
His helicopter costs £550/hour to fly, don't you know

The managing director of a Manchester-based infosec firm has been fined for flying his helicopter into an air traffic control zone without permission, having first launched a rant at air traffic controller.…

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UK data watchdog kicks £280m British Airways and Marriott GDPR fines into legal long grass

The Register - Mon, 13/01/2020 - 09:06
Info Commish has £2m annual legal budget to face off with multinationals

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has kicked £280m in data breach fines against British Airways and US hotel chain Marriott into the long grass.…

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If you haven't shored up that Citrix hole, you were probably hacked over the weekend: Exploit code now available

The Register - Mon, 13/01/2020 - 06:05
Plus: TikTok clocked, Honey in a sticky situation, Arm's PAN mechanisms sidestepped

Roundup  Welcome to another Register security roundup. Here are a few stories that caught our eye.…

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Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based cable modems at risk of remote hijacking, eggheads fear

The Register - Fri, 10/01/2020 - 23:18
It's got a name and logo so it's serious, you guys

A vulnerability in Broadcom's cable modem firmware has left as many as 200 million home broadband gateways in Europe, and potentially more worldwide, at risk of remote hijackings.…

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