McAfee sues ship-jumping sales staff over trade secret theft allegations

The Register - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 15:13
Complaint claims rival Tanium's hires took deal data with them

McAfee is suing former senior salespeople whom it alleges stole company trade secrets when they moved to a rival security vendor.…

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Open-heart nerdery: Boffins suggest identifying and logging in people using ECGs

The Register - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 12:57
Heartbeat rhythms could be the next biometric authentication method

Biometric systems could use the unique patterns from a person's ECG reading for biometric sign-ons.…

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Please stop regulating the dumb tubes, says Internet Society boss

The Register - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 09:10
Even govt rules have knock-on effects, warns Andrew Sullivan

Interview  Andrew Sullivan, chief exec of the Internet Society, has condemned governments that "interfere in underlying technologies that people are allowed to build," as regulators increasingly target net infrastructure to enforce their visions of how the online world ought to be.…

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What the cell...? Telcos around the world were so severely pwned, they didn't notice the hackers setting up VPN points

The Register - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 04:18
Revealed: Long-running espionage campaign targets phone carriers to snoop on VIPs' location, call records

Hackers infiltrated the networks of at least ten cellular telcos around the world, and remained hidden for years, as part of a long-running tightly targeted surveillance operation, The Register has learned. This espionage campaign is still ongoing, it is claimed.…

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Biz tells ransomware victims it can decrypt their files... by secretly paying off the crooks and banking a fat margin

The Register - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 22:44
It's all in a lucrative day's work for Red Mosquito

A Scottish managed services provider is running a lucrative sideline in ransomware decryption – however, a sting operation by a security firm appears to show that “decryption” merely means paying off the malware's masterminds.…

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Iran is doing to our networks what it did to our spy drone, claims Uncle Sam: Now they're bombing our hard drives

The Register - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 20:35
Tehran's hackers are 'wiping' infected machines as tensions spike, fresh sanctions approved

Hackers operating on behalf of the Iranian government have turned destructive, the US Department of Homeland Security has claimed.…

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Cisco cleans up critical flaws, Florida city forks out $600k to ransomware scumbags, and more from infosec land

The Register - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:56
Your quick guide to what else has been happening in computer security lately

Roundup  Here's a quick Monday summary of recent infosec news, beyond what we've already reported.…

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Driving Xtreme Cuts: DXC Technology waves bye bye to 45% of Americas Security divison

The Register - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 09:08
50 roles shifted off to India

DXC Technology is sending hundreds of security personnel from the America's division down the redundancy chute and offshoring some of those roles to low-cost centres, insiders are telling us.…

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