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DoHn't believe the hype! You are being lied to by data-hungry ISPs, Mozilla warns lawmakers

The Register - Mon, 04/11/2019 - 20:13
Resistance to DNS-over-HTTPS deserves investigation into info-gobbling habits

Mozilla has asked American politicians to probe the data-collecting policies of US broadband giants, claiming the ISPs made false statements to derail DNS-over-HTTPS so that they can continue to snoop on subscribers' internet activities.…

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In a world of infosec rockstars, shutting down sexual harassment is hard work for victims

The Register - Mon, 04/11/2019 - 19:25
How a close-knit hero-worshiping culture can make reporting abusers difficult – and how help is at hand

Cassie was studying for the computer security industry qualification CISSP when the harassment started.…

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Please tell us why you're not securing yourselves, UK.gov asks businesses

The Register - Mon, 04/11/2019 - 14:32
Has collective amnesia about stance on end-to-end encryption

The British government wants your bright ideas for improving the nation's cybersecurity because it wants to "understand the apparent lack of strong commercial rationale for investment" in locking down your shizz.…

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Chrome bug squashed, QNAP NAS nasty hits, BlueKeep malware spreads, and more

The Register - Mon, 04/11/2019 - 05:08
Including Spanish camgirl sites spill info, domain registrars hacked

Roundup  Let's check out some of the more recent security happenings beyond what we've already covered.…

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Are you as handy with privacy certs as you are with a screwdriver? Ikea has the perfect vacancy

The Register - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:12
Disposable furniture flogger seeks data wranglers

Scandi furniture emporium Ikea is seeking privacy specialists to join its office in Malmö, Sweden.…

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Move along, nothing to see here: Auditors say £100k grant to Hacker House was 'appropriate'

The Register - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:32
UK.gov handout scrutinised due to boss's friendship with PM

A £100,000 government grant to Jennifer Arcuri's infosec training business, Hacker House, has been flagged as "appropriate" following an investigation.…

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US Air Force inks deal with Raytheon on Windows 10 (and other) support for ARSE

The Register - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:08
Two countries separated by a common language

The US Air Force (USAF) has declared it is awarding a contract to Raytheon thanks to its pressing need for "full ARSE compatibility", including Windows 10 support, with equipment designed for maintaining fighter jet missiles.…

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Hunt or be hunted: Get top advice and training from SANS on how to track'n'thwart hackers

The Register - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 06:00
From incident response and forensics to disassemblers and debuggers, it's all covered

Promo  No matter how thorough your security preparations, chances are that hidden threats already lurk inside your organisation's networks. Even the most advanced security and monitoring tools can’t be solely relied upon on to keep persistent adversaries out of your systems.…

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40 million emoji-addicted keyboard app users left with $18m bill – after malware sneaks into Play Store yet again

The Register - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:11
Bogus charges being racked up by Android tool

Malicious code slipped into a popular Android keyboard app racked up millions of dollars in fraudulent charges for unlucky punters.…

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Ack! A stranger's TV hijacked my Amazon account – and the web giant would do nothing about it for months

The Register - Thu, 31/10/2019 - 20:48
Crook exploited security hole, went on spending spree with punter's bank account

A fraudster exploited a bizarre weakness in Amazon's handling of customer devices to hijack a netizen's account and go on multiple spending spree with their bank cards, we're told.…

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Cyber-security super-brain Rudy Giuliani forgets password, bricks iPhone, begs Apple Store staff for help

The Register - Thu, 31/10/2019 - 19:30
What do you expect from Mister 'Truth isn't truth'?

The month after Rudy Giuliani was named the US president’s cybersecurity adviser, the former mayor of New York queued up outside an Apple Store in San Francisco to get staff to reset his iPhone because he couldn’t remember the passcode.…

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ProtonMail shoves its iOS app's source code on GitHub for world+dog to rummage around in

The Register - Thu, 31/10/2019 - 16:37
Let's all have a code audi- oh, wait, they did that already

Encrypted email biz ProtonMail has open-sourced the code for its iOS app, having paid for a code audit that says there's nothing wrong with it.…

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Radio ham who sipped NHS pager messages then streamed them via webcam may have committed a crime

The Register - Thu, 31/10/2019 - 16:09
Our old friend the Investigatory Powers Act says so

A radio ham has been caught eavesdropping on NHS medics' pager messages, translating the signals into text while broadcasting them on the internet via an unencrypted webcam stream – possibly committing a crime in the process.…

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Belgian city slurps mobile data to track visitors – report

The Register - Thu, 31/10/2019 - 11:52
Local regulator says it hasn't approved scheme. Meanwhile, Spain up to similar tricks

The Belgian city of Kortrijk in West Flanders is reportedly using data provided by a mobile phone company to count the number of people present in the town and where they come from.…

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'Don’t be so concerned with your image'... US prosecutor lets rip on Uber for hack cover-up as pair plead guilty

The Register - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 23:14
Scumbags admit extorting $100k from taxi app biz

Two men have confessed they siphoned confidential information from poorly secured databases hosted in the Amazon cloud, and then demanded payment to delete their copies of the data.…

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From Instagram to insta-banned: Facebook wipes NSO Group workers' personal profiles amid WhatsApp hack rap

The Register - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 18:34
Go Zuck yourself, fam

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are today busy deleting the personal profiles of employees at NSO Group amid an ongoing legal battle.…

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While Apple fanbois rage at Catalina, firm quietly drops iOS and macOS security patches

The Register - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 16:53
RCEs and all sorts of other vulns plugged, so get installing

Apple has released patches for the hated macOS Catalina – but not to fix the operating system's UI failures. These are security updates also affecting iOS and Apple Watches, and include one that prevents a remote attacker from executing code on your iThings.…

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Europe's digital identity system needs patching after can_we_trust_this function call ignored

The Register - Wed, 30/10/2019 - 07:03
ExplicitKeyTrustEvaluator... True, false? Who cares, just accept it anyway

Security flaws have been found in the European Union's electronic identity system that could have been exploited by miscreants to impersonate member states' citizens online.…

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Is HONK nothing sacred HONK? It's 2019 and an evil save file can pwn much-loved HONK Untitled Goose Game

The Register - Tue, 29/10/2019 - 22:32
Please don't forget to HONK deserialize your data safely HONK

Fans of Untitled Goose Game should update their copy of the indie smash-hit following the discovery of a bug that can lead to malicious save files hijacking players' systems.…

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WhatsApp slaps app hacker chaps on the rack for booby-trapped chat: NSO Group accused of illegal hacking by Facebook

The Register - Tue, 29/10/2019 - 21:51
1,400 folks, including human-rights bods, unlawfully spied on it is claimed

Updated  Facebook and its WhatsApp subsidiary on Tuesday sued NSO Group alleging the Israel-based spyware maker unlawfully hacked smartphones using a vulnerability in the popular chat app.…

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