Brit bomb hoax teen who fantasised about being a notorious hacker cops 3 years in jail

The Register - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 16:30
So much for the Apophis Squad's Twitter boasts

A teenage bomb hoaxer from Watford who taunted the UK's National Crime Agency on Twitter while pretending to be a hacker crew called Apophis Squad has been jailed for three years.…

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Using Fuzzing to Mine for Zero-Days

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 15:59
Infosec Insider Derek Manky discusses how new technologies and economic models are facilitating fuzzing in today's security landscape.
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Microsoft Calls For Facial Recognition Tech Regulation

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 14:57
Microsoft and the AI Now Institute are both calling for regulation as facial recognition software picks up popularity.
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UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes

The Register - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 12:25
Privacy International lays out its case to El Reg

The UK's highest court has this week heard arguments in Privacy International's long-running attempt to challenge decisions made by Britain's shadowy spying oversight court, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).…

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Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time

The Register - Fri, 07/12/2018 - 00:30
Ring in the new year with some of those backdoors, developers

Congratulations, Australia: somehow after chaotic scenes in parliament, the government last night managed to secure after-the-bell passage of its encryption-busting eavesdropping legislation.…

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Infected WordPress Sites Are Attacking Other WordPress Sites

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 18:16
Researchers identified a widespread campaign of brute force attacks against WordPress websites.
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Facebook Defends Data Policies On Heels of Incriminating Internal Docs

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 15:25
The company allegedly tried to hide away new policy changes that would collect Android app users' call and message logs.
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UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

The Register - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 14:49
Admit they are upping their use of mass snooping

UK spies are planning to increase their use of bulk equipment interference, as the range of encrypted hardware and software applications they can't tap into increases.…

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Windows 10 security question: How do miscreants use these for post-hack persistence?

The Register - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:20
Infosec duo worked out how to remotely set their own answers

Black Hat  Crafty infosec researchers have figured out how to remotely set answers to Windows 10’s password reset questions “without even executing code on the targeted machine”.…

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More data joy: Email scammers are buying marks' info from legit biz intelligence firms

The Register - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 11:41
London Blue gang probably has your firm's org chart

Black Hat  A Nigerian email scammer gang has evolved to the point where it has corporate-style specialist departments and uses commercial business intelligence data brokers to help plan its attacks.…

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Brits' DNA data sent to military base after 'foreign' hack attacks – report

The Register - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 09:07
100,000 Genomes Project is secure, insists chair

An ambitious project to map the DNA of a million Brits has experienced such sustained hack attacks that officials have had to shift the data to a Ministry of Defence (MoD) facility in Wiltshire.…

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Pencil manufacturers rejoice: Oz government doesn't like e-voting

The Register - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 06:01
Paper's safer, says parliamentary committee

An Australian parliamentary committee has nixed the idea of internet voting for federal elections Down Under, for now.…

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It's December 2018, and your Mac's kernel can be pwned by a rogue app

The Register - Thu, 06/12/2018 - 00:29
Apple moves to shore up a baker's dozen weak points in macOS

Apple has released a fresh set of updates for its Mac and iOS platforms.…

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Talk about a GAN-do attitude... AI software bots can see through your text CAPTCHAs

The Register - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 22:28
Code to defeat letter-based I'm-a-human tests revealed, major sites left wide open

If you're one of those people who hates picking out cars, street signs and other objects in CAPTCHA image grids, then get used to it because the days of text-based alternatives are numbered.…

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Adobe Flash zero-day exploit... leveraging ActiveX… embedded in Office Doc... BINGO!

The Register - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 19:34
It's like a greatest hits album of terrible security policies

Stop us if you've heard this one before: An Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability is being actively targeted in the wild to hijack victims' Windows PCs.…

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White House Facial Recognition Pilot Raises Privacy Alarms

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 19:34
The facial recognition pilot will identify “subjects of interest" around the White House.
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Adobe Flash Zero-Day Leveraged Via Office Docs in Campaign

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 16:00
Adobe issued a patch for the zero-day on Wednesday.
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Kubernetes Flaw is a “Huge Deal,” Lays Open Cloud Deployments

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 15:47
Hackers can steal data, sabotage cloud deployments and more.
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Adobe Patches Zero-Day Vulnerability in Flash Player

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 15:18
The vulnerability could lead to arbitrary code execution.
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Estonian ex-foreign sec urges governments: Get cosy with the private sector on cybersecurity

The Register - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 12:28
Marina Kaljurand thinks the days of going it alone are over

Black Hat  Governments need to "turn from public private partnership slogans to real partnerships" on cybersecurity, former Estonian foreign minister Marina Kaljurand told the Black Hat infosec conference in London this morning.…

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