Sneaky 'fileless' malware flung at Israeli targets

The Register - 3 hours 30 min ago
Spies, bank raiders gravitate to growing stealth technique

A newly uncovered cyber-espionage campaign targeting Israeli organisations relies on "fileless" malware, a hacker tactic that's becoming a growing menace.…

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Last year's ICO fines would be 79 times higher under GDPR

The Register - 7 hours 54 min ago
TalkTalk's £400,000 penalty was big – how about £59 MILLION?

Fines from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against Brit companies last year would have been £69m rather than £880,500 if the pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) had been applied, according to analysis by NCC Group.…

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Kali Linux can now use cloud GPUs for password-cracking

The Register - 8 hours 54 min ago
Kali's a favourite for white hats, but that doesn't stop black hats guys from using it too

Think passwords, people. Think long, complex passwords. Not because a breach dump's landed, but because the security-probing-oriented Kali Linux just got better at cracking passwords.…

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Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 21:39
Not quite 'lock her up,' but they'll take what they can get – like formal criminal charges

US House Republicans are demanding prosecutors bring charges against the IT chap who hosted Hillary Clinton's private email service.…

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Facebook decides fake news isn't crazy after all. It's now a real problem

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 21:12
Once dismissed by Zuck, misinformation now merits revised security strategy

Analysis  Last November at the Techonomy Conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the notion that disinformation had affected the US presidential election as lunacy.…

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Mysterious Hajime botnet has pwned 300,000 IoT devices

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 17:02
The Dark Knight of malware's purpose remains unknown

Hajime – the "vigilante" IoT worm that blocks rival botnets – has built up a compromised network of 300,000 malware-compromised devices, according to new figures from Kaspersky Lab.…

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Super-secure Pi-stuffed nomx email server box given a good probing

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 16:06
Researcher claims it's riddled with flaws. Vendor denies it

Security researchers claim to have uncovered a variety of serious security holes in a heavily touted secure email server technology. Nomx, the firm behind the device, strongly disputes the claims and has challenged researchers to a hacking challenge, involving the creation of an email account on a designated remotely hosted nomx device.…

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Seven in ten UK unis admit being duped by phishing attacks

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 13:41
Not so smart now, eh?

Seven in ten UK universities have admitted falling victim to a phishing attack in which an individual has been tricked into disclosing personal details via an email purporting to be from a trusted source.…

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FTC urged to probe easily penetrated telly-enabled teledildonic toy

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 11:28
Woes whack Wi-Fi webcam willy with weak websec walls

The US Federal Trade Commission has been urged to launch a probe into a hackable sex toy, which is potentially exposing couples' teledildonic frolics to cyberpervs.…

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Ransomware up. Breaches up. What do hackers want? Research, prototypes... all your secrets

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 09:08
Verizon super depressing report's in

Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase, according to the latest annual edition of Verizon's breach report.…

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Peace in our time! Symantec says it can end Google cert spat

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 08:27
It's basically a promise to do better and not mess things up

Symantec is hoping to get its certificates back on Google's trust list.…

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TalkTalk HackHack DuoDuo PleadPlead GuiltyGuiltyGuiltyGuilty

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 07:27
Met cops gloat after pair admits to pilfering subscriber records

Two chaps in the UK have admitted stealing more than 150,000 customer records from TalkTalk.…

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Unplug the Bitcoin miner and do us all a favour: Antminer has remote shutdown flaw

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 03:03
‘Antbleed’ attack could crock 70 per cent of all mining. Time to try another flavour?

A new branded bug (sigh) has landed, specific to an ASIC-based Bitcoin miner: dubbed “Antbleed”, it allows remote shutdown of hardware sold by a company called "Bitmain".…

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Homebrew crypto SNAFU on electrical grid sees GE rush patches

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 02:59
Boffins turned up hard-coded password in ancient controllers

General Electric is pushing patches for protection relay bugs that, if exploited, could open up transmission systems to a grid-scale attack.…

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Australia' Smart meter leaders lag in securing devices

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 01:39
Centre for Internet Safety calls for consumer safeguards

Default passwords, unpatched firmware, unencrypted traffic: according to a report from a Canberra University research organisation, Australia's smart electricity meter rollouts are characterised by n00b-level security gaffes.…

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Chipotle may have banished E coli, but now it has a new infection

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 00:58
Another reason to feel queasy when leaving – bank-card-stealing malware

The last quarter has been a trying one for Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle. People are returning to its restaurants after the great 2015 E coli outbreak, but now customers are being struck by a different kind of virus.…

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Linux kernel security gurus Grsecurity oust freeloaders from castle

The Register - Thu, 27/04/2017 - 00:14
No more test patches without a subscription

Linux users, the free lunch is over. Pennsylvania-based Open Source Security on Wednesday decided to stop making test patches of Grsecurity available for free.…

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Beware of geeks bearing gifts: Evil game guides infect 2 million Androids

The Register - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 22:47
Google Play scanners asleep at the switch while morons tap away their security

Ad-displaying malware in nearly 50 apps on the Google Play Store has infected nearly two million phones.…

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Interpol unplugs nearly 9,000 Asian command and control networks

The Register - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 04:01
WordPress plug-in bug exploited in eight countries

An Interpol investigation has revealed a worrying degree of insecurity in sout-east Asian countries, with even government-operated Web servers infected to operate as command and control systems for bot-herders.…

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Samsung Smart TV pwnable over Wi-Fi Direct, pentester says

The Register - Wed, 26/04/2017 - 02:17
Sammy says trust-known-MACs code is a feature not a bug

A security researcher is complaining that Samsung isn't making a serious response to a vulnerability in its Smart TVs.…

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