Whoa, bot wars: As cybercrooks add more AI to their arsenal, the goodies will have to too

The Register - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 19:40
The future is automated, says Trend Micro bod

Infosec techies should prepare to both fend off AI attacks and welcome the technology into their armoury of tools, reckons Trend Micro's director of cybercrime research.…

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Consumer ransomware insurance? You could be painting a target on us all for avaricious crims

The Register - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 19:03
D'ya hear that, cybercrooks? $50k up for grabs.

Fire, theft, flood – and now cyber attack. Customers of a Californian biz offering payouts of up to $50,000 in case your cat videos get Wannacry’d but experts worry it could make the problem worse.…

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Charmin'. Garmin admits customers' full credit card data nicked from South African web store

The Register - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 14:01
Rainbow Nation site was running on Magento

GPS and wearables maker Garmin has warned customers in South Africa that their personal info and payment data were pinched after they shopped on the portal.…

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From PowerShell to auditing: Expand your cybersecurity know-how at SANS London 2019

The Register - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 07:00
Gain the skills you need to fend off miscreants this October in the UK capital

Promo  The internet is full of powerful, fast-changing hacking tools and malicious actors who know how to use them. That makes the regular training events held by IT security specialist SANS Institute an essential destination for technology professionals keen to sharpen their defensive skills and protect their organisation against today’s ever-more ingenious attackers.…

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From pen-test to penitentiary: Infosec duo cuffed after physically breaking into courthouse during IT security assessment

The Register - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 02:12
Blokes left in legal limbo amid electronic records audit

Updated  Two men hired to assess a court record system's computer security were arrested Wednesday – after they were caught physically sneaking into a courthouse.…

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Snoops can bypass iOS 13 lock screen to eyeball your address book. Apple hasn't fix it yet. Valid flaw? You decide

The Register - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 00:45
Bug-hunter says Cupertino won't even pay $1 reward for security hole

Video  Apple's very latest version of iOS appears to have the same sort of lock-screen bypass that plagued previous versions of the iThing firmware.…

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Those fake spying cell towers in Washington DC? Ex-intel staffers claim they're Israeli

The Register - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 23:28
But Trump Administration seemingly unbothered

After months of speculation about who exactly was behind a series of eavesdropping fake cell towers in Washington DC, it appears the answer is Israel.…

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Eco-activists arrested by Brit cops after threatening to close Heathrow with drones

The Register - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 20:34
Five nabbed over conspiracy to commit a public nuisance

Five people have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police for threatening to fly drones around London’s Heathrow airport this Friday to protest climate change.…

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Mystery database left open turns out to be massive Groupon fraud ticket fraud ring

The Register - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 10:10
Yes, turns out people still use this voucher biz – who knew?

We have a new twist on the "researchers find unprotected public-facing cloud-hosted database" story, as one recently uncovered archive turned out to be at the heart of a years-long fraud operation.…

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Watch live today: How to make your voice heard – and keep your staff safe from hackers

The Register - Thu, 12/09/2019 - 07:00
From thwarting phishing to boosting infosec awareness, we've got it covered

Webcast  Security professionals like you have a tough job.…

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Infosec prophet Bruce Schneier (peace be upon him) is only as famous as <i>half</i> of Salt-N-Pepa

The Register - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 17:07
Totally sane John McAfee up there with Walder Frey, says infosec celeb list

Despite billing himself as "the world's most famous hacker", Kevin Mitnick isn't the infosec personality your grandma is most interested in learning more about.…

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D-Link, Comba network gear leave passwords open for potentially whole world to see

The Register - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 10:02
Manufacturers seem not to care – some routers still awaiting patches

DSL modems and Wi-Fi routers from D-Link and Comba have been found to be leaving owners' passwords out in the open.…

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Required: Massive email fraud bust. Tired: Cops who did the paperwork. Expired: 281 suspected con men's freedom

The Register - Wed, 11/09/2019 - 00:57
Alleged whaling crooks cuffed in global crime crackdown

US prosecutors say 281 suspected criminal hackers around the world have been arrested as part of a massive takedown operation against so-called business email compromise operations. That's the type of caper in which crooks hijack executives' email accounts, or impersonate the staffers, to trick colleagues into wiring funds to fraudsters' accounts.…

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It's 2019, and Windows PCs can be pwned via a shortcut file, a webpage, an evil RDP server...

The Register - Tue, 10/09/2019 - 21:54
Microsoft joins Adobe and SAP in cleaning up security bugs, two of which are under active attack

Patch Tuesday  Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP today delivered a load of security updates for this month's Patch Tuesday.…

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Rolling in DoH: Chrome 78 to experiment with DNS-over-HTTPS – hot on the heels of Firefox

The Register - Tue, 10/09/2019 - 21:06
Google promises it won't override your choice of DNS provider

Only days after Mozilla said it plans to make DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) available by default gradually for Firefox users in the US, Google announced its intention to test DoH in Chrome 78, due for beta release in the next two weeks.…

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The NetCAT is out of the bag: Intel chipset exploited to sniff SSH passwords as they're typed over the network

The Register - Tue, 10/09/2019 - 18:00
Chipzilla downplays cunning data-snooping side-channel technique

Video  It is possible to discern someone's SSH password as they type it into a terminal over the network, say infosec gurus who have found an interesting side-channel vulnerability in Intel's networking technology.…

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Mozilla Firefox to begin slow rollout of DNS-over-HTTPS by default at the end of the month

The Register - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 22:53
To protect query privacy, browser maker will run everything through Cloudflare

On Friday, Mozilla said it plans to implement the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol by default in its Firefox browser, with a slow rollout starting in late September.…

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Equifax is going to make you work for that 125 bucks it owes each of you: Biz sneaks out Friday night rule change

The Register - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 21:00
Millions likely to get kicked into credit monitoring deal

It’s been a year since hapless credit-monitoring company Equifax admitted hackers gained access to the personal details of some 175 million people on its servers – and it has marked the anniversary with an extra legal hurdle for those seeking compensation.…

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That Telegram feature that let you delete your private messages on recipients' phones? It didn't work properly

The Register - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 20:33
Infosec bod bags reward for spotting image privacy bug

VIdeo  Telegram has fixed a bug that broke one of its chat app's key privacy features: the ability to fully delete your sensitive messages on recipients' phones.…

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What a bunch of DoSers: Wikipedia says it was walloped by 'bad faith' actors over weekend

The Register - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 15:00
Lights go out across Europe

Wikimedia has fingered a massive distributed-denial-of-service attack for outages at Wikipedia across Europe over the weekend.…

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