Googlers hate it! This one weird trick lets websites dodge Chrome 76's defenses, detect you're in Incognito mode

The Register - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 21:27
Three key words: File, write, benchmark

A week ago, Google released Chrome 76, which included a change intended to prevent websites from detecting when browser users have activated Incognito mode.…

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How to avoid getting burned at Black Hat, destroyed at DEF CON or blindsided by Bsides

The Register - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 20:07
The noob's guide to Hacker Summer Camp in Las Vegas

Black Hat  It's that time of year again and the world's white, grey and the occasional black-hat hackers descends into the fetid hell that is Las Vegas in August for a week of conferences, community conflabs and catching up with old friends.…

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The sea is dangerous and no one likes robots, so why not send a drone on rescue missions?

The Register - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 17:38 offers £990k for pilotless pilot

The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is coughing up just shy of a million quid to see how drones could help with sea rescue and surveillance operations.…

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Class-action sueball flung at Capital One and GitHub over theft of 106 million folks' details

The Register - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 14:35
Data loss is lawyers' gain

Code repository GitHub and credit card flinger Capital One are facing down a potential class action suit in the US accusing them of negligence over the loss of 106 million individuals' personal data.…

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We've, um, changed our password policy, says CafePress amid reports of 23m pwned accounts

The Register - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 13:46
Three-quarters of email addys already in breach database

Twee T-shirts 'n' merch purveyor CafePress had 23 million user records swiped – reportedly back in February – and this morning triggered a mass password reset, calling it a change in internal policy.…

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It's Black Hat and DEF CON in Vegas this week. And yup, you know what that means. Hotel room searches for guns

The Register - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 10:01
Because it's America, it's 2019, and after more mass shootings, let alone Mandalay Bay, no one's taking chances

Black Hat  If you're heading off the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences in Las Vegas, USA, this week, be prepared to have your hotel room searched if - for any reason - you shoo maid service away and stop staff from cleaning your room.…

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LAPD loses job applicant details, Project Zero pokes holes in iOS, AWS S3 whack-a-mole continues, and more

The Register - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 06:14
Plus, Cisco patches up router pwnage vulnerability

Roundup  Here is a quick roundup of the recent happenings in the world of computer security beyond what we've already reported.…

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It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's two-dozen government surveillance balloons over America

The Register - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 23:11
Back at base, bugs in the software. Flash the message, 'Something's out there'... Floating in the summer sky, 99 Fed balloons go by

Uncle Sam is testing a system that uses high-altitude balloons to conduct surveillance over American soil.…

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Phisherman's blues: Bogus Dell support rep extradited from Kenya, admits he conned US colleges out of $900,000

The Register - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 20:42
Scumbag faces up to 20 years in the clink for email fraud

An email phisher found hiding in Kenya is facing up to two decades behind bars in America for scamming thousands of dollars from US universities.…

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German privacy probe orders Google to stop listening in on voice recordings for 3 months

The Register - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 17:31
Google bows to power of GDPR

Germany's data protection commissioner in Hamburg has launched an investigation into Google over revelations that contracted workers were listening to recordings made via smart speakers.…

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Another rewrite for 737 Max software as cosmic bit-flipping tests glitch out systems – report

The Register - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 16:54
Third time's a charm?

Further details have emerged on the 737 Max flight control software bug discovered at the end of June, with reports suggesting that belated tests by a US regulator found the hitherto unknown bug.…

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Convince your users to obey the cybersecurity rules: Tune in live online and find out how

The Register - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:00
Our panel is here to help you cut through the thickets of indifference

Webcast  Security professionals like you have a tough job. You can bang on about risks, threats, attack types and other scary stuff, explain the ins and outs of compliance, issue dire warnings about what might happen if your listeners don’t do the right thing – and they remain supremely unperturbed.…

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Our hero returns home £500 richer thanks to senior dev's appalling security hygiene

The Register - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:06
Because no one will ever think to look for logins here

On Call  Welcome back to On Call, a special corner of The Register where readers can share tales of their cries for help and the deaf ears on which they fall.…

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Org's network connect to GitHub and Pastebin much? It's a Rocke road to cryptojacking country

The Register - Thu, 01/08/2019 - 17:40
You might also be slurping Chinese malware

Palo Alto Networks has spotted a new cryptomining malware technique that not only wipes out any other miners present on the target machine but uses GitHub and Pastebin as part of its command-and-control (C2) infrastructure.…

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New British Army psyops unit fires rebrandogun, smoke clears to reveal... I'm sorry, Dave...

The Register - Thu, 01/08/2019 - 15:55
This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardise it

Logowatch  The British Army has launched yet another social media 'n' psyops unit and its logo will look remarkably familiar to anyone who's watched 2001: A Space Odyssey – or Captain Scarlet.…

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Until airbags are fitted to email apps to stop staff opening bad messages, what else can a small biz do to protect itself?

The Register - Thu, 01/08/2019 - 15:00
Your gentle guide to thwarting miscreants

Backgrounder  Crime doesn’t pay? Tell that to the small businesses that fall victim to cyber-attacks every year and have to fork out cash to crooks. According to a 2018 survey from the UK's Federation of Small Businesses, 5.4m of their members were attacked by cyber criminals, resulting in a loss of more than £5bn.…

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Fed-up graphic design outfit dangles cash to anyone who can free infosec of hoodie pics

The Register - Thu, 01/08/2019 - 09:04
Make stock images great again!

Uninspired by the stock imagery used by the media to depict cybersecurity, a graphic design group is offering cash prizes to anyone who comes up with something more original than dodgy hoodie-wearing laptop users with waterfalls of cascading 1s and 0s behind them.…

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If you could forget the $125 from Equifax and just take the free credit monitoring, that would be great – FTC

The Register - Wed, 31/07/2019 - 21:23
Not enough settlement cash to go around, sighs watchdog

America's trade watchdog has officially told millions in the US not to apply for the $125 it promised each of them as part of the deal it struck with Equifax – and instead take up an offer of free credit monitoring.…

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Cybercrooks attempted credential-stuffing banks 3.5 BEEELLION times in the last 18 months alone

The Register - Wed, 31/07/2019 - 19:12
All going just as you'd expect, reckons Akamai

Content delivery network Akamai Technologies reckons that despite the time and effort spent convincing people not to fall for phishing and other frauds, the bigger threat might actually be credential-stuffing attacks.…

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New UK Home Sec invokes infosec nerd rage by calling for end to end-to-end encryption

The Register - Wed, 31/07/2019 - 15:28
Yep, Patel continues age-old tradition. Plus: Five Eyes word games

Newly assigned UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has declared war on encryption safeguards, demanding they be torn up for the convenience of police workers.…

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