Can't get infected via email if your messages aren't delivered: Seven-hour slowdown hits Symantec cloud filters

The Register - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 21:40
Wondering why your inbox was so clear? Bad news…

Symantec is working to restore its Email service following a major slowdown that has lasted throughout the US morning and into the afternoon.…

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'Cynical and bullying' TalkTalk hackerhacker getsgets 4 yearsyears behindbehind barsbars

The Register - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 20:07
Welsh scumbag sent down after trying to blackmail Brit ISP's then-CEO

A Welsh man who hacked British ISP TalkTalk in 2015 and siphoned off subscribers' personal data has been sent down for four years.…

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Firefox fires blocks at trackers, Exim tackles 7-day remote flaw, and RDP pops up yet again

The Register - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 10:59
Plus, Citrix catches sueball after employee data hacked

Roundup  It wasn't just fake CIA agents, database mega-hacks and Bing flings in the security world last week. Here are a few tidbits beyond what you've read in El Reg, among them a seven-day vuln and the scummy BlackSquid.…

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Idle Computer Science skills are the Devil's playthings

The Register - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 07:57
It isn't only birds that like nesting

Who, Me?  Ah, the sweet, sweet smell of Monday. What better way to start your week than combining it with the latest confession of wrongdoing from The Register readership in the form of our weekly Who, Me? column.…

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Protip: No, the CIA will not call off a pedophilia probe into your life in exchange for Bitcoin

The Register - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 07:08
Kaspersky warns of fake 'dirty agent' scam circulating

Fraudsters are posing as CIA investigators gone rogue in emails to marks, offering to take bribes to drop bogus investigations into the recipients and claims of online pedophilia, according to Kaspersky.…

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Praise the lard! Police hook up with Microsoft to school us on National Phish and Chip Day

The Register - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 14:15
Scam warning slipped into Blighty's favourite greasefest

Today is National Fish and Chip* Day, and tech giant Microsoft has wasted no time wading in with the police to school the UK about phishing scams.…

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There's a reason why my cat doesn't need two-factor authentication

The Register - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 10:00
A rinky tinky tinky
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Someone slipped a vuln into crypto-wallets via an NPM package. Then someone else siphoned off $13m in coins to protect it from thieves

The Register - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 06:56
What a wild ride, eh Komodo?

Blockchain biz Komodo this week said it had used a vulnerability discovered by JavaScript package biz NPM to take control of some older Agama cryptocurrency wallets to prevent hackers from doing the same.…

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You. Quest and LabCorp. Explain these medical database super-hacks, say US senators as 425,000 more people hit

The Register - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 00:09
Quest gets the dreaded sternly worded letter from Washington DC

As healthcare companies come forward to confirm hackers would have been able to access millions of patients' personal information from a compromised American Medical Collections Agency (AMCA) database, US senators are demanding answers.…

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To members of Pizza Hut's loyalty scheme: You really knead to stop reusing your passwords

The Register - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 13:02
Hackers cheese free slices after logins from other websites deliver the goods

Pizza Hut has warned members of its loyalty scheme "Hut Rewards" not to re-use passwords after hackers managed to access some customer accounts.…

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Worried ransomware will screw your network? You could consider swallowing your pride, opening your wallet

The Register - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:20
We know it's controversial – but don't rule out paying the ransom to unscramble your biz files, experts suggest

As ransomware infections continue, conventional wisdom on how to respond to threats is going out the window.…

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It's that time again: Android kicks off June's patch parade with fixes for five hijack holes

The Register - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 23:31
Updates are on the way… if you have a Google device, at least

Google has released its June bundle of security vulnerability patches for Android, with fixes for 22 CVE-listed flaws included.…

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Crime doesn't pay? Crime doesn't do secure coding, either: Akamai bug-hunters find hijack hole in bank phishing kit

The Register - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 14:00
Absolutely criminal behavior – unrestricted file upload, really?

Exclusive  Phishing kits – used by miscreants to build webpages that steal victims' personal information and money by masquerading as legit websites – harbor vulnerabilities that can be exploited by other miscreants to pilfer freshly stolen data.…

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Labs are for nerds, it's simply Kaspersky now – just hold still while we cyber-immunise you

The Register - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 09:45
Inoffensive, nondescript logo screams 'building a safer world'

Logowatch  The strategy boutique opened a pop-up shop on the wild steppe of Kaspersky Lab yesterday as the Russian antivirus developer revealed a daring redesign that involves dropping the word "Lab".…

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Bloody awful: Hell-thcare hackers break into databases of 20m medical test biz patients

The Register - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 01:41
Outsourced silos of personal info raided, at least 200,000 payment details swiped

Hackers have raided databases containing millions of medical test lab patients' personal and payment information, making off with at least hundreds of thousands of people's banking details.…

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Malware spotted doing unspeakable, filthy things to infected Macs – injecting Bing results into Google searches

The Register - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:31
Or so claim these security bods after clocking proxy-installing fake Flash plugin

A devious and baffling new strain of malware intercepts and tampers with internet traffic on infected Apple Macs to inject Bing results into users' Google search results, we're told.…

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Strewth: Hackers slurp 19 years of Oz student data in uni's second breach within a year

The Register - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 12:30
Upgraded its systems after attack in early '18, just enough to detect attack in late '18

The Australian National University (ANU) today copped to a fresh breach in which intruders gained access to "significant amounts" of data stretching back 19 years.…

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Supra smart TVs aren't so super smart: Hole lets hackers go all Max Headroom on e-tellies

The Register - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:03
Video streams can be hijacked by anyone on your Wi-Fi

Owners of Supra Smart Cloud TVs are in danger of getting some unwanted programming: it's possible for miscreants or malware on your Wi-Fi network to switch whatever you're watching for video of their or its choosing.…

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Devs slam Microsoft for injecting tech-support scam ads into their Windows Store apps

The Register - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 06:06
Redmond kinda just shrugs after advertising systems sling scareware pop-ups at users

Application makers are crying foul after some of their programs distributed via the Windows Store popped open tech-support scam ads on users' desktops.…

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IEEE says it may have gone about things the wrong Huawei, lifts ban after US govt clearance

The Register - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 14:50
Academic outfit U-turns on blacklisting Chinese bogeyman

The US-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has lifted its sanctions on Huawei-linked academic reviewers.…

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