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KNOB turns up the heat on Bluetooth encryption, hotels leak guest info, city hands $1m to crook, and much, much more

The Register - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 11:08
Spec design flaw stiffs security of gizmos

Roundup  Let's run through all the bits and bytes of security news beyond what we've already covered. Also, don't forget our articles from this year's Black Hat, DEF CON, and BSides Las Vegas conferences in the American desert.…

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iFrame clickjacking countermeasures appear in Chrome source code. And it only took *checks calendar* three years

The Register - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 10:04
After inaction, technical changes promise better fraud defense

Three years ago, Google software engineer Ali Juma proposed that Chrome should be modified to ignore recently moved iframe elements on web pages as a defense against clickjacking.…

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Subcontractor's track record under spotlight as London Mayoral e-counting costs spiral

The Register - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 09:11
Bill approaching £9m compared to £4.1m for the system in 2016

Concerns have been raised over a key supplier of an e-counting system for the London Mayoral elections in 2020.…

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Chrome add-on warns netizens when they use a leaked password. Sometimes, they even bother to change it

The Register - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 21:57
Alerted to exposed credentials, users do something about it roughly a quarter of the time

Between February and March this year, after Google released a Chrome extension called Password Checkup to check whether people's username and password combinations had been stolen and leaked from website databases, computer scientists at the biz and Stanford University gathered anonymous telemetry from 670,000 people who installed the add-on.…

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NSA asks Congress to permanently reauthorize spying program that was so shambolic, the snoops had shut it down

The Register - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 21:09
You never know, we might figure out how not to screw up in future

Analysis  In the clearest possible sign that the US intelligence services live within their own political bubble, the director of national intelligence has asked Congress to reauthorize a spying program that the NSA itself decided to shut down after it repeatedly – and illegally – gathered the call records of millions of innocent Americans.…

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Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites – everything is public

The Register - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 19:45
Sandbox services are bursting with sensitive info from unwitting companies

Companies are inadvertently leaving confidential files on the internet for anyone to download – after uploading the documents to malware-scanning websites that make everything public.…

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And you thought the cops were bad... Civil rights group warns of facial recog 'epidemic' across UK private sites

The Register - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 16:30
Shopping centres, museums and conference centres among all found to be using tech

Facial recognition is being extensively deployed on privately owned sites across the UK, according to an investigation by civil liberties group Big Brother Watch.…

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Police costs for Gatwick drone fiasco double to nearly £900k – and still no one's been charged

The Register - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 09:03
Omnishambles just keeps on rolling and you're paying for it

Sussex Police's probe of the infamous London Gatwick airport drone fiasco of Christmas 2018 has doubled in cost to nearly £900,000 – and the bungling force still hasn't arrested the person or persons responsible.…

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Security? We've heard of it! But why be a party pooper when there's printing to be done

The Register - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 08:04
The boss that went rogue and cocked a snook at the corporate policy he wrote

On Call  With the gateway to the weekend upon us, it is time to crack open the On Call files once again to enjoy a tale from one of those brave engineers at the front line of the tech world.…

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