Sure is quiet from Adobe. No security fixes this month? Great job. Oh no, wait, what's that stampede sound...

The Register - Tue, 15/10/2019 - 20:08
If you thought Reader, Acrobat, Experience Manager were skipping October's Patch Tuesday, think again

Adobe has finally released its October batch of security updates. It was quiet on Patch Tuesday last week, and now it's roaring in with scores of fixes for Reader, Acrobat, and Experience Manager.…

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Ye olde Blue Screen of Death is back – this time, a bad Symantec update is to blame

The Register - Tue, 15/10/2019 - 15:54
The wrong kind of intrusion protection

Symantec has acknowledged an issue with an update to its Endpoint Protection Client that causes a Windows kernel exception after users this morning came down with a mild case of Blue Screen of Death.…

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Sudo? More like Su-doh: There's a fun bug that gives restricted sudoers root access (if your config is non-standard)

The Register - Mon, 14/10/2019 - 22:14
All it takes is -u#-1 ... Wh%& t#e fsck*?

It's only Monday, and we already have a contender for the bug of the week.…

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Apple insists it's totally not doing that thing it wasn't accused of: We're not handing over Safari URLs to Tencent – just people's IP addresses

The Register - Mon, 14/10/2019 - 21:05
Cupertino in China Syndrome meltdown

Responding to concern that its Safari browser's defense against malicious websites may reveal the IP addresses of some users' devices to China-based Tencent, Apple insists that Safari doesn't reveal a different bit of information, the webpages Safari users visit.…

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Pitney Bowes: Can we be frank? Ransomware has borked our dead-tree post systems

The Register - Mon, 14/10/2019 - 20:12
Venerable stamp-machine maker stalled by server infection

Pitney Bowes, the US stamping meter maker, has been infected with ransomware, leaving customers unable to top-up their equipment with credit nor access the corporate web store.…

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Tearoff of Nottingham: Uni to lose chunk of IT to outsourcing

The Register - Mon, 14/10/2019 - 13:59
Cos that's always gone really well...

Exclusive  The University of Nottingham has announced it will outsource some of its IT operations in a long-awaited shakeup of the department.…

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Imperva cloud firewall pwned, how Teamviewer was ransacked, D-Link bug uncovered, etc

The Register - Mon, 14/10/2019 - 06:03
Plus: Visual Studio Code debug hole found

Roundup  It's time for another security news catch-up.…

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Stalker attacks Japanese pop singer – after tracking her down using reflection in her eyes

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:34
'If only you could see what I've seen through your eyes'...

A Japanese man indicted on Tuesday for allegedly attacking a 21-year-old woman last month appears to have found where his victim lived by analyzing geographic details in an eye reflection captured in one of her social media photos.…

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Finfisher malware authors fire off legal threats to silence German journos

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:00
Haben sie nicht von dem Streisand-Effekt gehört?

Malware authors behind the Finfisher spyware suite, well beloved by dictators, have sent legal threats intended to silence a German news blog that reported them to criminal prosecutors over allegedly illegal malware exports.…

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Some fokken arse has bared the privates of 250,000 users' from Dutch brothel forum

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 16:00
' is committed to privacy and we deeply regret the situation' Ja, hoor!

A Dutch vBulletin forum for sex workers and their clients has reportedly been hacked using that infamous RCE vuln, baring the privates (and data) of a quarter of a million people.…

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Just let us have Huawei and get on with 5G, UK mobe networks tell MPs

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:15
Another Parliamentary enquiry? Huawei, the Brexit of network policy decisions

British telcos and academics have told a Parliamentary enquiry the UK needs to get on with allowing Huawei equipment into the heart of its future 5G networks.…

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Former BAE Systems contractor charged with 'damaging disclosure' of UK defence secrets

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:01
49-year-old to appear at the Old Bailey next month

A former BAE Systems defence contractor has appeared in court accused of leaking "highly sensitive" secrets to foreign governments.…

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American intelligence follows British lead in warning of serious VPN vulnerabilities

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:01
Now if only they'd accept the Queen back again...

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is warning admins to patch a set of months-old security bugs that have recently come under active attack.…

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iTerm2 issues emergency update after MOSS finds a fatal flaw in its terminal code

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 06:01
It's time to update or call 0118 999 88199 9119 7253

The author of popular macOS open source terminal emulator iTerm2 has rushed out a new version (v3.3.6) because prior iterations have a security flaw that could allow an attacker to execute commands on a computer using the application.…

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US charges Singapore coin miner with conning cloud firms out of compute time

The Register - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 00:47
Man alleged to have faked identity as game developer

A man from Singapore has been indicted in the US for impersonating a game developer in order to steal time on cloud compute systems and mine cryptocurrency.…

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Twitter: No, really, we're very sorry we sold your security info for a boatload of cash

The Register - Wed, 09/10/2019 - 01:34
That was just an unfortunate accident that ended up padding Jack's bank account

Twitter says it was just an accident that caused the microblogging giant to let advertisers use private information to better target their marketing materials at users.…

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You know the deal: October 2019. Pwned by a spreadsheet. Patch your Microsoft stuff

The Register - Wed, 09/10/2019 - 00:21
On the bright side, nothing from Adobe to install this month

October brings a relatively light patch load for admins and users, thanks to Adobe's decision to sit out this month's update bonanza.…

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Tune in today: Learn lessons from Australia and Singapore – find out how to thwart cyber-crooks probing your IT

The Register - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 23:00
Protect your business with Carbon Black

Webcast  Stop press: there are miscreants out there, and they are looking to break into your computer systems and steal your data. But you knew that, right?…

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A trio of boffins scoop the Nobel Prize in physics for the first exoplanet discovery and big bang model

The Register - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 22:25
James Peebles will get half the prize, whilst Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz share a quarter

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of how the early universe evolved after the Big Bang and finding the first exoplanet orbiting a faraway star.…

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If you have a security alert, I feel bad for you, son – you got 99 problems but a hack ain't one

The Register - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 20:55
Nearly all admin warnings are false alarms, says Kaspersky, and that's not a bad thing

Just one per cent of all Indicator of Attack (IOA) warnings are actually caused by network attacks.…

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