Interpol: Strong encryption helps paedos. Build backdoors

The Register - Mon, 18/11/2019 - 17:30
Idiocy runs amok at multinational cop agency

Multinational police agency Interpol is due to say that tech companies deploying strong encryption helps paedophiles – unless they build backdoors for police workers.…

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Pack your bags, you're going to America, Lord Chief Justice tells accused Brit hacker

The Register - Mon, 18/11/2019 - 15:42
High Court throws out Nathan Wyatt's extradition appeal

A Briton once suspected of hacking Pippa Middleton's iCloud account – although he was cleared after a police probe in 2016 – now faces deportation to America.…

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Pemex hit by ransomware, US Postal Service gets a copycat and new WhatsApp bugs

The Register - Mon, 18/11/2019 - 07:01
Plus, 1Password gets a boatload of cash

It's time for another Register security roundup of the week's smaller stories you may have missed.…

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Denial of service kingpin hit with 13 months denial of freedom and a massive bill to pay

The Register - Fri, 15/11/2019 - 19:40
Illinois man gets more than a year in the slammer for $550K DDoS scheme

A US court has sentenced the operator of a massive DDoS service to 13 months in prison.…

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1Password hopes to cross some items off its todo list with help from $200m in venture capital

The Register - Fri, 15/11/2019 - 18:00
Though not much detail on said list, except security and privacy

Some 14 years after it was founded and with no external funding taken in during that time, 1Password has finally succumbed to the charms - and $200m in cash - of venture cap biz Accel.…

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Try as they might, ransomware crooks can't hide their tells when playing hands

The Register - Fri, 15/11/2019 - 06:01
Sophos sees common behavior across various infections

Common behaviors shared across all families of ransomware are helping security vendors better spot and isolate attacks.…

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What a pair of Massholes! New England duo cuffed over SIM-swapping cryptocoin charges

The Register - Thu, 14/11/2019 - 20:52
Account takeovers allegedly used to plunder digital wallets

Two men from Massachusetts have been arrested and charged with 11 criminal counts stemming from a string of account takeovers and cryptocurrency thefts.…

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Infosec boffins pour cold water on claims Home Office Brexit app can be easily hacked

The Register - Thu, 14/11/2019 - 13:07
'Unnecessary scaremongering' but still some work to be done

Reports that the Home Office's Brexit app contains "serious vulnerabilities" that could expose the phone numbers, addresses and passport details of EU citizens are overblown, say security experts.…

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UK Info Commish quietly urged court to swat away 100k Morrisons data breach sueball

The Register - Wed, 13/11/2019 - 11:00
Supermarket says it's innocent and we don't need more than that, ICO told judges

The UK's Information Commissioner urged the Court of Appeal to side with Morrisons in the supermarket’s battle to avoid liability for the theft and leaking of nearly 100,000 employees’ payroll details – despite not having read the employees’ legal arguments.…

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Londoner accused of accessing National Lottery users' accounts

The Register - Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:15
Case to be heard in full next year

A man will appear at Crown court in December to answer charges that he used hacking program Sentry MBA to access and take money from online UK National Lottery gambling accounts.…

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Russian bloke charged in US with running $20 million stolen card-as-a-service online souk

The Register - Wed, 13/11/2019 - 05:01
Prosecutors say 29 year-old was mastermind of prolific 'Cardplanet' operation

A Russian man was detained at Dulles airport in Washington DC on Monday and charged with running a stolen card trading ring that was responsible for $20m worth of fraud.…

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Shock! US border cops need 'reasonable suspicion' of a crime before searching your phone, laptop

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 23:57
Massachusetts judge reminds America of that little thing called the Fourth Amendment

The seizure and search of phones and laptops at the US border is unconstitutional, a judge said Tuesday in a landmark ruling.…

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This November, give thanks for only having one exploited Microsoft flaw for Patch Tues. And four Hyper-V escapes

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 22:19
Intel joins the fun with monthly releases from Adobe, SAP

Patch Tuesday  The November edition of Patch Tuesday has landed with scheduled updates from Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP, along with the debut of a new update calendar from Intel.…

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Don't trust the Trusted Platform Module – it may leak your VPN server's private key (depending on your configuration)

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 19:43
You know what they say: Timing is... everything

Trusted Platform Modules, specialized processors or firmware that protect the cryptographic keys used to secure operating systems, are not entirely trustworthy.…

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True to its name, Intel ZombieLoad processor attack comes crawling back with new variant

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 18:02
Boffins say even the latest chips could allow data to be leaked between CPU cores

Intel is once again moving to patch its CPU microcode following the revelation of yet another data-leaking side-channel vulnerability.…

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Don't miss this patch: Bad Intel drivers give hackers a backdoor to the Windows kernel

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 18:00
Alarm raised over more holes in third-party low-level code

Nearly three months after infosec biz Eclypsium highlighted widespread security weaknesses in third-party Windows hardware drivers, you can now add Intel to the list of vendors leaving holes in their all-powerful low-level code.…

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From AV to oy-vey: McAfee antivirus has security hole of its own

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 16:30
Security suite falls victim to malicious DLLs

Three of McAfee's anti-malware tools have been found to contain a vulnerability that could potentially allow an attacker to bypass its security protections and take control of a PC.…

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'Sophisticated' cyber attack on UK Labour Party platforms was probably just a DDoS, says official

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 11:41
'Really very everyday' – report

The UK's Labour Party says its campaign site has been the target of "sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack" and has informed GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre.…

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150 infosec bods now know who they're up against thanks to BT Security cc/bcc snafu

The Register - Tue, 12/11/2019 - 11:08
Mass-mail fail followed outfit's appearance at jobs fair

BT Security managed to commit the most basic blunder of all after emailing around 150 infosec professionals who attended a jobs fair – using the "cc" field instead of "bcc".…

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BlueKeep freakout had little to no impact on patching, say experts

The Register - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 22:05
Admins snoozing on patching despite reports of active attacks

The flurry of reports in recent weeks of in-the-wild exploits for the Windows RDP 'BlueKeep' security flaw had little impact among those responsible for patching, it seems.…

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