Brit teen pleads guilty to Minecraft-linked bomb and airline hoaxes

The Register - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:45
Twitter account using 19-year-old's online alias also taunted law enforcement

A British teenager has pleaded guilty in court to making hoax bomb threats to schools and airports while posing online as part of a hacker crew, a police agency has alleged.…

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Cybercrooks home in on infosec's weakest link – you poor gullible people

The Register - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:15
Email fraud skyrockets and ransomware is back, baby!

Cybercrims are ramping up their efforts to target employees through fraudulent email and social media scams, according to a new study by email security firm Proofpoint.…

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Cybercrooks hone in on infosec's weakest link – you poor gullible people

The Register - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:15
Email fraud skyrockets and ransomware is back, baby!

Cybercrims are ramping up their efforts to target employees through fraudulent email and social media scams, according to a new study by email security firm Proofpoint.…

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Uncle Sam wants tech toolkit to snoop social media stock scammers

The Register - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:20
Pumpers and dumpers, flash crashers and other miscreants under the SEC's spotlight

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a call for proposals on a new system that would be able to identify possible stock scams posted on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks.…

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Mikrotik routers pwned en masse, send network data to mysterious box

The Register - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 21:50
Researchers uncover botnet malware pouncing on security holes

More than 7,500 Mikrotik routers have been compromised with malware that logs and transmits network traffic data to an unknown control server.…

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Multiple Remote Code-Execution Flaws Patched in Opsview Monitor

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 21:21
Five flaws were disclosed Tuesday in monitoring software Opsview Monitor.
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India's ISPs show they have good MANRS, sign up to Internet Society's routing security scheme

The Register - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 15:20
Subcontinent agrees to bolster web infrastructure

India's ISPs have agreed as a bloc to join The Internet Society's MANRS route integrity programme.…

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Cock-ups, rather than conspiracies, top self-reported data breaches

The Register - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 14:56
Ah, the old bcc blunder, classic

Data breaches at organisations that 'fess up to the UK's data protection watchdog are about seven times more likely to be caused by human error than hackers.…

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Thousands of misconfigured 3D printers on interwebz run risk of sabotage

The Register - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 11:30
Security controls aren't there to just look pretty, you know

Internet-connected 3D printers are at risk of being tampered with or even sabotaged because users fail to apply security controls, a researcher has warned.…

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Five steps that raise your security defences to the next level

The Register - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 11:10
Take the fight to the cybercriminals

Reg Webcast  It’s a big bad world out there. Ransomware attacks are taking over as first among IT security worries, cryptojackers are hacking hardware to mine bitcoin holders’ assets and phishing websites are becoming more ingenious than ever.…

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Excuse me, but your website's source code appears to be showing

The Register - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 10:15
Lock it down, lock it down now, researcher says

An internet-wide scan on 230 million domains found 390,000 exposed source code directories.…

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Google cracks down on dodgy tech support ads

The Register - Mon, 03/09/2018 - 13:51
Verification programme aims to weed out the miscreants

Google has placed restrictions on tech support ads after admitting it's increasingly hard to tell promos for legit services from deceptions.…

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Congress wants CVE stability, China wants your LinkedIn details, and Adobe wants you to patch Creative Cloud

The Register - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 11:01
Also: Belarus barely brushes botnet builder's bankroll

Another week has come and gone. This one included some Fortnite flaws, a nasty Intel bug, and a voting machine maker whining about hacking contests.…

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Boffins trying to build a open source secure enclave on RISC-V

The Register - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 00:57
Open source trusted execution component expected this fall

At some point this fall, a team of researchers from MIT's CSAIL and UC Berkeley's EECS aim to deliver an initial version of an open source, formally verified, secure hardware enclave based on RISC-V architecture called Keystone.…

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DraftKings rides to court, asks to unmask 10 DDoS suspects

The Register - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 22:15
Fantasy sports outfit looks to hunt down group that bombarded its site

A US sports gaming company is asking permission to unmask 10 people it believes were behind a massive DDoS attack on its website earlier this month.…

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C'mon, if you say your device is 'unhackable', you're just asking for it: Bitfi retracts edgy claim

The Register - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 17:05
John McAfee-backed crypto-coin wallet eats humble pie

Bitfi finally and reluctantly retracted its unhackable claim last night in the face of a new cold boot attack.…

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Spies still butthurt they can't get at encrypted comms data

The Register - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 14:57
Five Eyes to tech: We have ways of making you comply

The Five Eyes nations have told the tech industry to help spy agencies by creating lawful access solutions to encrypted services – and warned that governments can always legislate if they don't.…

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Fourth 'Fappening' celeb nude snap thief treated to 8 months in the clink

The Register - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 14:02
Porridge for pic purloiner

The last of the four hackers collared for stealing and leaking people's private nude photos from their online accounts back in 2014 has been sentenced to eight months' imprisonment.…

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Cobalt cybercrooks phry up phishing campaign to phling at phinance orgs

The Register - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 10:42
Emails hiding dodgy scripts designed to plant backdoors

A notorious hacking group suspected in attacks across dozens of countries has launched a campaign against banks in eastern Europe and Russia.…

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Security bods: Android system broadcasts enable user tracking

The Register - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 08:30
Bypassing permission protection on network info

Security researchers have found a way to sniff Android system broadcasts to expose Wi-Fi connection information to attackers.…

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