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Git your patches here! GitHub offers to brew automatic pull requests loaded with vuln fixes

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2019 - 08:12
Your repo's dependencies need updating to close a hole? We're way ahead of you, pal

GitHub can now automagically offer security patches for projects' third-party dependencies.…

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ProtonMail filters this into its junk folder: New claim it goes out of its way to help cops spy

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2019 - 20:58
Secure comms biz says it simply follows the law – plus, there's always Tor

ProtonMail, a provider of encrypted email, has denied claims that it voluntarily provides real-time surveillance to authorities.…

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IEEE tells contributors with links to Chinese corp: Don't let the door hit you on Huawei out

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2019 - 17:32
Angry boffins start questioning standards body's independence

Compsci academics are startled by how the US-based IEEE is complying with American sanctions on Huawei. That includes halting peer review by anyone connected to the Chinese company – and banning them from buying IEEE-branded coffee mugs.…

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News aggregator app Flipboard breached: All passwords reset after hackers pinch user data

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2019 - 12:31
Over half a billion installs? This one's not over yet, we reckon

News aggregation app Flipboard has publicly confessed that hackers accessed personal data about its members.…

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Infosec bloke claims: Pornhub owner shafted me after I exposed gaping holes in its cartoon smut platform

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2019 - 11:07
Mindgeek left him totally unsatisfied, he says

An irate infosec researcher has accused Pornhub owners Mindgeek of out-of-scoping what he described as "critical" vulns in a cartoon pornography-themed mobile games site.…

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Guilty of hacking in the UK? Worry not: Stats show prison is unlikely

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2019 - 09:10
Just a 16% chance of being banged up for computer misuse

Analysis  Nearly 90 per cent of hacking prosecutions in the UK last year resulted in convictions, though the odds of dodging prison remain high, an analysis by The Register has revealed.…

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Contain yourself, Docker: Race-condition bug puts host machines at risk... sometimes, ish

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2019 - 03:05
Tricky to exploit in the real world, which is good because no official fix is available yet

A vulnerability in all versions of Docker can be potentially exploited by miscreants to escape containers' security protections, and read and write data on host machines, possibly leading to code execution.…

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Two weeks after Microsoft warned of Windows RDP worms, a million internet-facing boxes still vulnerable

The Register - Tue, 28/05/2019 - 23:07
If you haven't patched CVE-2019-0708 aka BlueKeep, then, well, now would be a good time

The critical Windows Remote Desktop flaw that emerged this month may have set the stage for the worst malware attack in years.…

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