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It's not easy being green: EV HTTPS cert seller Sectigo questions Chrome's logic in burying EV HTTPS cert info

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:45
Seeing as Google thinks no one cares about location records, we'll remove street addresses from all our sites, says compliance chief

Sectigo’s chief compliance officer has hit out at Google for minimizing the visibility of Extended Validation HTTPS certificates in Chrome.…

Categories: News

Hacking is not a crime – and the media should stop using 'hacker' as a pejorative

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:00
Hackers are friends not foes, says Alyssa Miller in this opening argument for our latest debate

Register debate  Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument. The format is simple: a motion is proposed, the argument for the motion is published today, and the argument against will be published on Friday.

Categories: News

TPG buys Thycotic, immediately merges it with Centrify to create ~$230m access management monster

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:58
Product consolidation roadmap? Not yet. But all involved say the combo will work out just fine

Private equity group TPG has acquired security vendor Thycotic and announced it will merge it with another recent acquisition, Centrify.…

Categories: News

Microsoft promises end-to-end encrypted Teams calls for some, invites you to go passwordless with Azure AD

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:24
When there are passphrases, there is inherent risk, says Redmond

Ignite  Microsoft has said it will add end-to-end encryption for some one-to-one Teams calls later this year – and urged folks to move away from using passwords with Azure AD.…

Categories: News

Eugene Kaspersky says cyber-crooks coined it during COVID and will take a break to spend their loot

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 05:58
Not so fast, says infosec boffin, because crims know returning workers will be easy prey

Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky has suggested that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will bring a slowdown in cyber-crime.…

Categories: News

Shock Exchange: Microsoft patches 4 zero-day flaws exploited by China's ‘Hafnium’ crew to steal sensitive data

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 00:10
Patch ASAP: Holes used to raid top-tier targets and stash info in Kim Dotcom's old cloud file locker

Microsoft says Beijing-backed hackers are exploiting four zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server to steal data from defense contractors, law firms, and infectious disease research centers.…

Categories: News

Gootkit malware crew using SEO to get pwned websites in front of unwitting marks

Tue, 02/03/2021 - 09:30
And they're getting into the ransomware game too, warns Sophos

Gootkit financial malware has been resurrected to fling ransomware payloads at unwitting marks, according to Sophos.…

Categories: News theft blamed on social engineering attack: Registrar 'convinced' to alter DNS records by miscreants

Tue, 02/03/2021 - 08:25
Network Solutions hasn't confirmed what happened, though

The short-lived theft of in late January is believed to have been the result of a social engineering attack that convinced registrar Network Solutions to alter the domain's records without valid authorization.…

Categories: News

Chinese businessman plotted with GE insider to steal transistor secrets, say Feds

Mon, 01/03/2021 - 20:06
Hong Kong-based suspect wanted to create rival startup using pilfered silicon carbide MOSFET blueprints – claim

A Chinese businessman has been accused by the US government of trying to steal silicon secrets from General Electric (GE).…

Categories: News

Malware attack that crippled Mumbai's power system came from China, claims infosec intel outfit Recorded Future

Mon, 01/03/2021 - 16:05
The fun started at the same time as border skirmishes

Security intelligence firm Recorded Future's Insikt Group has written a paper alleging China was behind attacks on India's electricity grid.…

Categories: News

Cyber-attackers work 24/7 … but what about your security team?

Mon, 01/03/2021 - 07:30
If you want the lowdown on managed detection and response, clock this

Promo  One thing you can say about cyber-attackers. They don’t keep office hours. They – or their code – will chip away at your systems, all day, every day, looking for a way in before quietly exploiting it for as long as possible.…

Categories: News

Mobile spyware fan Saudi Crown Prince accused by US intel of Khashoggi death

Mon, 01/03/2021 - 06:40
Plus: Critical Cisco flaw, NSA advice, and someone hacked Gab?

In Brief  The murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, which is said to be have been aided by digital surveillance, was ordered by the head of the Saudi Arabian government, US intelligence has publicly asserted.…

Categories: News