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Cisco delivers Patch Tuesday warmup with bundle of 18 bug fixes

The Register - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 20:14
Unified Comms, Jabber among targets for clean-up

Cisco has delivered a bundle of 17 security updates to address 18-CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its networking and communications gear.…

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Wide of the net: Football Association of Ireland says player, manager data safe after breach

The Register - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 16:44
It was a game of two halves

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed it suffered a security breach of its payroll systems, which was discovered last month, saying no staff data had been compromised.…

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Worried about hackers? Catch a lifeline with this month's Sophos SOS cybersecurity podcasts

The Register - Fri, 05/07/2019 - 07:02
Experts offer their advice on staying safe and secure online

Promo  If worries about cybersecrity threats to your business and private data are keeping you awake at night, soothe your nerves by tuning into the Sophos SOS Security Week series of podcasts from 8-12 July, and find out what you need to know to be better prepared.…

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Get rekt: Two years in clink for game-busting DDoS brat DerpTrolling

The Register - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 16:00
It’s all lulz until someone goes to prison

Austin Thompson, aka DerpTrolling, who came to prominence in 2013 by launching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against major video game companies, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison by a federal court.…

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Reports of cyber attacks fall, says UK.gov survey: GDPR? Fewer nasties? More targeted attacks? We just don't know

The Register - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 14:30
'Cyber stuff is still happening and some businesses are taking it more seriously'

UK businesses have reported a significant fall in cyber attacks over the last 12 months.…

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US Cyber Command warns that the Outlook is not so good - Iranians hitting email flaw

The Register - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 00:51
Government-backed campaign going after bug that was patched in 2017

An ongoing Iranian government-backed hacking campaign is now trying to exploit a Microsoft Outlook flaw from 2017.…

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How do we stop facial recognition from becoming the next Facebook: ubiquitous and useful yet dangerous, impervious and misunderstood?

The Register - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 22:32
We talk to one CEO about why bans aren't the answer but federal regulation is

Facial recognition is having a rough time of it lately. Just six months ago, people were excited about Apple allowing you to open your phone just by looking at it. A year ago, Facebook users joyfully tagged their friends in photos. But then the tech got better, and so did the concerns.…

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YouTube mystery ban on hacking videos has content creators puzzled

The Register - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 21:27
Recent policy remains unclear about what's disallowed

Updated  YouTube, under fire since inception for building a business on other people's copyrights and in recent years for its vacillating policies on irredeemable content, recently decided it no longer wants to host instructional hacking videos.…

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D-Link must suffer indignity of security audits to settle with the Federal Trade Commission

The Register - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 17:30
No admission of guilt, but plenty of new rules to follow

Taiwanese networking equipment vendor D-Link will have to submit to a decade of product security audits after agreeing to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Federal Trade Commission.…

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Russian 'Silence' hacking crew turns up the volume – with $3m-plus cyber-raid on bank's cash machines

The Register - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 12:10
Dutch Bangla falls victim to coordinated ATM scam

A prominent Russian hacker crew is seemingly expanding its reach – having just pulled off a multi-million dollar cyber-heist in Bangladesh, we're told.…

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Here's a great idea: Why don't we hardcode the same private key into all our smart home hubs?

The Register - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 08:07
Another day, another appalling Internet of S**t security flaw

Smart home company Zipato hardcoded the same private SSH key into every one of its hubs, leaving its system open to hacking, researchers revealed this week.…

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$30/month email upstart Superhuman brought low with a blast of privacy Kryptonite

The Register - Wed, 03/07/2019 - 07:04
Tech exec challenges startup over default tracking

Superhuman, an email startup betting people who deal with a lot of messages will pay $30 a month for a more organized inbox, has come under fire for not providing privacy by default.…

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We are shocked to learn oppressive authoritarian surveillance state China injects spyware into foreigners' smartphones

The Register - Tue, 02/07/2019 - 20:55
Border cops accused of loading tourists' mobiles up with snoop app in Muslim area

Authorities in a tumultuous region of China are ordering tourists and other visitors to install spyware on their smartphones, it is claimed.…

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July is here – and so are the latest Android security fixes. Plenty of critical updates for all

The Register - Tue, 02/07/2019 - 00:20
Patch, punch, it's the first of the month

Google today posted a fresh round of Android security fixes.…

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Cop a load of this: 1TB of police body camera videos found lounging around public database

The Register - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 23:18
Miscreants grabbed sensitive footage belonging to officers in Miami, elsewhere, it is feared

In yet another example of absent security controls, an infosec biz claims it found a trove of sensitive law enforcement data open to public view – specifically, archives of cop body cam footage.…

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Facebook staff sarin for a bad day: Suspected chemical weapon parcel sent to Silicon Valley HQ

The Register - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 22:27
Postal package triggered test equipment, buildings evacuated, no one exposed

Staff were evacuated today at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters after a package believed to contain the chemical weapon sarin was delivered to the antisocial network.…

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Don't tell Alice and Bob: Security maven Bruce Schneier is leaving IBM

The Register - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:00
Says bye to Big Blue

Infosec veteran Bruce Schneier has said he'll step down as a "special advisor" to IBM's security business to, in part, focus his time on teaching the next generation of security pros.…

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Yuge U-turn: Prez Trump walks back on Huawei ban... at least the tech sector seems to think so

The Register - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:47
Can we get a translator in here?

President Donald Trump said he plans to revoke the ban, or, er, grant some licences to American companies supplying components and services to Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.…

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White House mulls just banning strong end-to-end crypto. Plus: More bad stuff in infosec land

The Register - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 06:57
We'll be over there bashing our head on the wall while you read this

Roundup  As June turns over to July, here are some additional bits of security news besides our regular infosec coverage.…

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Worried about hacker-infested waters? Fret not. Sophos Security SOS Week will come to the rescue this month

The Register - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 06:02
Podcast series tackles hot topics from phishing and privacy to cloud services

Promo  Get up to speed with everything you need to know about keeping yourself and your business safe on the web, social media, and the cloud, without having to leave your desk, during the Sophos Security SOS Week from 8-12 July.…

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