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Nix to the mix: Chrome to block passive HTTP content swirled into HTTPS pages

The Register - Tue, 08/10/2019 - 12:55
Warns site owners: Images, audio, video will be barred in gradual process

Google has announced forthcoming changes to the Chrome web browser that will prevent image, audio and video content from loading if they are served over HTTP.…

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That was some of the best flying I've seen to date, right up to the part where you got hacked

The Register - Mon, 07/10/2019 - 18:15
Raytheon has a punt at aviation security with bus software suite

US defence firm Raytheon is punting a security suite that apparently promises to harden military aircraft against "cyber anomalies".…

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A Nord VPN bug, a(nother) bad Microsoft patch, Zynga data farmed out, and more

The Register - Sat, 05/10/2019 - 13:17
Plus, NSA's Ghidra found to contain faulty code

Roundup  Here's the latest security news in handy digest form of stories you may have missed over the last week.…

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Google sounds the alarm over Android flaw being exploited in the wild, possibly by NSO

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 22:07
Pixel, S-Series, Moto Z3 among vulnerable gear

Google is warning owners of some popular Android devices to keep a close eye on their gear following the release of an exploit for an unpatched flaw.…

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GPS cyberstalking of girlfriend brings surveillance and indictment for alleged American mobster

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 20:29
20 supposed wiseguys charged because one was possessive

Joseph Amato's attempt to surveil his girlfriend by attaching a hidden GPS device to her car led authorities to surveil the alleged mobster, and ultimately to his indictment by a grand jury.…

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Here we go again: US govt tells Facebook to kill end-to-end encryption for the sake of the children

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 20:15
Uncle Sam calls on tech giants to open up platforms for government snooping

The US government is renewing its efforts to talk tech firms out of using end-to-end encryption methods that would keep police from snooping on conversations.…

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Iran tried to hack hundreds of politicians, journalists email accounts last month, warns Microsoft

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 19:33
No confirmation from Trump yet whether he asked them to do it

The Iranian government has attempted to hack into hundreds of Office 365 email accounts belonging to politicians, government officials and journalists last month, Microsoft has warned.…

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Dead simple: Plenty of Magecart miscreants still looking to skim off your credit card deets

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 16:00
Average breach not even noticed for 3 weeks ... that's a lot of $$$

Infamous card-skimming malware Magecart is still out there – and the latest campaign has affected at least 17,000 domains so far, according to threat intel biz RiskIQ.…

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TalkTalk says WalkWalk if you've got a mouldy Tiscali email address, or pay £50 a year to keep it

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 13:14
UK ISP gives legacy ex-customers an ultimatum

TalkTalk will start charging £50 a year for its legacy email accounts unless you sign up as a broadband customer of the breach-scarred telco. And if you don't pay, it'll delete your account.…

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Egyptian government caught tracking opponents and activists through phone apps

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 05:59
Intelligence services developed system, says security outfit

The Egyptian government has been targeting and tracking citizens in a sophisticated spying program that allows it to read emails, log contacts and record their location, according to a new report by Check Point.…

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Life's certainties: Death, taxes, and Cisco patching more serious vulnerabilities

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 01:52
Switchzilla closes off 18 CVE-listed holes, get to work

Cisco has issued an update to address security flaws in three of its networking and security offerings.…

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FBI softens stance on ransomware: it's (sort of) okay to pay off crims to get your data back

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 00:59
Feds OK that some companies are opening the checkbook

The FBI is easing up a bit on its hardline stance against paying ransomware demands.…

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Kaspersky warns of encryption-busting Reductor malware

The Register - Fri, 04/10/2019 - 00:36
Infection manipulates browsers to snoop on TLS comms

Kaspersky says it has uncovered a new malware infection that is able to decode encrypted TLS traffic without the need to intercept or manipulate it.…

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Huygens if true: Dutch police break up bulletproof hosting outfit and kill Mirai botnet

The Register - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 07:00
Cops also Cruyff cloggy couple

Dutch police said in a translated news release that they have busted a local 'bulletproof' server hosting operation in a major takedown that also nabbed a pair of Mirai botnet operators.…

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FBI called in to investigate 2018 Mountain State mobile voting system hacking

The Register - Thu, 03/10/2019 - 00:29
'West Virginia, mobile ballots, country votes, nearly pwned'

The state of West Virginia says someone attempted to hack its citizens' votes during the 2018 mid-term elections.…

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Google Maps gets Incognito fig leaf: We'll give you vague peace of mind if you hold off those privacy laws

The Register - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 23:43
Location data is likely to remain accessible to web ads giant, network service providers, apps

After last year acknowledging that Google Maps stores location data even when told not to, the Chocolate Factory plans to give Maps the same misunderstood form of privacy offered by its Chrome browser, otherwise known as Incognito mode.…

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Medic! Uncle Sam warns hospitals not to use outdated IPnet freely on their networks

The Register - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 20:34
Meanwhile ransomware forces Alabama doctors to turn away non-urgent patients

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning hospital IT admins to keep a close eye on their networks following the discovery of security vulnerabilities in a relatively obscure and dated TCP/IP stack – IPnet – used in embedded devices.…

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Zendesk clocks 10,000 accounts accessed by miscreants before November 2016

The Register - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 17:07
Helpdesk firm admits TLS certs also affected

Zendesk has admitted to suffering a data snafu – but while it affects 10,000 customers, it only applies to those who were using the firm's helpdesk products before 1 November 2016.…

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If you really can't let go of Windows 7, Microsoft will keep things secure for another three years

The Register - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 16:37
For a fee, of course

Recognising that not everyone has climbed aboard the Windows 10 train, Microsoft has thrown a Window 7 Extended Support lifeline to more businesses... for a price.…

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Have you been Thomas Crooked? Watch out for cybercrims slinging holiday-themed fakes

The Register - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 11:55
Bed, board and flights of fancy as fraudsters register scam websites

Thomas Cook's former breach detection contractor has warned of a sharp spike in scammers setting up fake websites to lure ex-staff and customers alike.…

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