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It's 2019 and you can still pwn an iPhone with a website: Apple patches up iOS, Mac bugs in July security hole dump

The Register - 7 hours 51 min ago
20 WebKit flaws among latest batch of bug fixes

On Monday Apple released a fresh round of security fixes for a load of its operating systems and applications.…

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Equifax to world+dog: If we give you this $700m, can you pleeeeease stop suing us about that mega-hack thing?

The Register - Mon, 22/07/2019 - 23:58
US senator dismisses cop-out, suggests jail time for execs

Data-spaffing consumer credit biz Equifax is offering a package of roughly $700m in order to kill off lawsuits regarding its 2017 super-cyber-heist.…

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Cisco 'in talks' to borg with web app protector Signal Sciences for its web app firewall tech

The Register - Mon, 22/07/2019 - 13:20
It is but WAF-er thin... – report

Network overlord Cisco is reportedly planning to purchase Signal Sciences, a frequent cybersecurity collaborator and member of the Cisco Security Technical Alliance.…

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Marketing biz bares folks' data in the act of asking for their GDPR comms preferences

The Register - Mon, 22/07/2019 - 09:17
Sprint Education plugged digit-diddling URL snafu quickly

An education sector marketing firm has committed a data breach – ironically, because it mass-mailed people asking them to update their GDPR communications preferences.…

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Palo Alto gateway security alert, FSB hack, scourge of data-stealing web plugins, and more

The Register - Sun, 21/07/2019 - 08:58
A summary of computer security news for you, delivered rapid-fire-style

Roundup  Let's catch up with all the recent infosec news beyond what we've already covered.…

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In the cooler for the next three years: Hacker of iCloud accounts used by to athletes and rappers

The Register - Sat, 20/07/2019 - 00:58
Phishing led to shopping spree with victims' credit cards

A man from the US state of Georgia who pleaded guilty in March to breaking into the Apple iCloud accounts of sports and entertainment figures was sentenced on Thursday to three years and one month in federal prison – and ordered to pay almost $700,000 in restitution.…

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When Harry met celly: NSA hoarder thrown in the clink for 9 years – after taking classified work home for decades

The Register - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 21:55
Contractor Martin sentenced for squirreling away 50TB of hush-hush files, exploits

An ex-NSA contractor who admitted stashing some 50TB of secret US government documents and exploit code at his home was today sentenced to nine years behind bars.…

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All very MoD-ern: RAF test pilot headed into space with Virgin, £30m small sat demo project

The Register - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 21:00
Defence ministry gets with the Apollo vibes

Roundup  As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, the UK's Ministry of Defence has gone a bit wacky – not only does it have fresh space plans, but it also wants to strap laser zappers to stuff too.…

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Israel's NSO Group: Our malware? Slurp your cloud backups plus phone data? They've misunderstood

The Register - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 18:00
After report claimed its sales pitches boasted of doing that

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group has denied it developed malware that can steal user data from cloud services run by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.…

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Your biz won't be hacked by a super-leet exploit. It'll be Bob in sales opening a dodgy email

The Register - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 14:00
Or Sam connecting a vulnerable dev box to production. Here's your gentle guide to risks and threats menacing your IT

Backgrounder  The good news for enterprise security is that the number of reported cyberattacks is going down, in the UK at least.…

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Excluding Huawei from UK's 5G will harm security, MPs warn

The Register - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 13:31
A decision must be made as a 'matter of urgency', says Intelligence and Security Committee

Excluding Huawei from the UK's 5G network infrastructure would harm resilience and "lower security standards", the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) warned today.…

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2015 database hack is the terrible gift that keeps giving for Slack: Tens of thousands of passwords now reset

The Register - Fri, 19/07/2019 - 07:38
Yak app still cleaning up after four-year-old cyber-break-in

Slack says a 2015 database theft is to blame for a large-scale reset of stolen passwords.…

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It's never good when 'Magecart' and 'bulletproof' appear in the same sentence, but here we are

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 21:57
Ukrainian civil war a bonanza for dodgy malware hosting firms

A growing crop of so-called bulletproof hosting companies are using the ongoing civil war in Ukraine to host Magecart malware without fear of the police coming knocking.…

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Bulgaria hack: 20-year-old infosec whizz cuffed after 'adult population's' finance deets nicked

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 15:58
Bosses stick up for suspect, claim he's being framed for pinching 5m folks' data

A 20-year-old infosec bod has been arrested in Bulgaria after most of the country's population had their personal and financial details stolen.…

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Those facial recognition trials in the UK? They should be banned, warns Parliamentary committee

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 13:59
Latest call to halt creepy tech likely to fall on deaf ears

Updated  The UK government should slap a "moratorium on the current use of facial recognition technology, with "no further trials" until there is legal framework in place, a Parliamentary committee has warned today.…

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Microsoft demos end-to-end voting verification system ElectionGuard, code will be on GitHub

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 12:34
'Defending democracy' initiative to resist nation-state attacks

Microsoft has demonstrated its ElectionGuard electronic vote system at the Aspen Security Forum under way in Colorado and warned that nearly 10,000 of its customers have been targeted by nation-state attacks.…

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'Member Ke3chang? They're still at it, you know. Euro diplomats targeted by 'China-based' hacker crew

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 11:52
Click your mouse three times... there's no place like a back door to your machine - ESET

An old-school shadowy malware group believed to operate out of China has been targeting diplomats with what infosec researchers say is a previously undocumented backdoor.…

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Dutch cops collar fella accused of crafting and flogging Office macro nasties to cyber-crooks

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 08:04
Accused bloke cuffed after plod swoop on home

A 20-year-old man from the Netherlands accused of building and selling Office macro malware was arrested Wednesday.…

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Fresh stalkerware crop pops up on Google's Android Play Store, swiftly yanked offline

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 06:57
130,000 have already downloaded creepware

Seven new stalkerware apps have been spotted for sale on the Android Play Store, despite Google's policy against the invasive monitoring tools.…

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Don't give it away, give it away, give it away now, bot busting biz tells reCAPTCHA data serfs

The Register - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 06:34
Instead of enriching Google, try making a market for click work

Analysis  Internet companies depend on free labor. Companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google rely upon content creators who give their work away for the sake of platform participation or perhaps naive altruism.…

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