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It's the flu season – FluBot, that is: Surge of info-stealing Android malware detected

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 20:11
And a bunch of bank-account-raiding trojans also identified

FluBot, a family of Android malware, is circulating again via SMS messaging, according to authorities in Finland.…

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Visiting a booby-trapped webpage could give attackers code execution privileges on HP network printers

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 15:59
Patches available for 150 affected products

Tricking users into visiting a malicious webpage could allow malicious people to compromise 150 models of HP multi-function printers, according to F-Secure researchers.…

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Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 14:55
Parachute snagged on ship's bows

Video  Video footage has emerged of a British F-35B fighter jet falling off the front of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth after a botched takeoff.…

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Lloyd's of London suggests insurers should not cover 'retaliatory cyber operations' between nation states

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 14:02
And they might attribute cyber attacks if governments won't

Lloyd’s of London may no longer extend insurance cover to companies affected by acts of war, and new clauses drafted for providers of so-called "cyber" insurance are raising the spectre of organisations caught in tit-for-tat nation state-backed attacks being left high and dry.…

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Winter is coming … with a blizzard of live and virtual SANS Institute events

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 07:30
Or a long, hot summer of cybersec training, depending where you are

Paid Post  As security pros survey the months ahead, they may be resigning themselves to long winter nights or hot summer days spent fighting off cyber-attackers exploiting the end-of-year lull, or final rush of custom, depending on the business involved.…

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Panasonic admits intruders were inside its servers for months

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 04:27
Spotted the crack after it ended – still not sure what was lost

Japanese industrial giant Panasonic has admitted it's been popped, and badly.…

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Wind turbine maker Vestas confirms recent security incident <i>was</i> ransomware

The Register - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 14:29
10 days after attack 'almost all systems' up and running, refuses to say if ransom was paid

Wind turbine maker Vestas says "almost all" of its IT systems are finally up and running 10 days after a security attack by criminals, confirming that it had indeed fallen victim to ransomware.…

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Australia will force social networks to identify trolls, so they can be sued for defamation

The Register - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 01:15
At the same time, will overrule court decision that traditional publishers are liable for comments on social media

Australia's government has announced it will compel social media companies to reveal the identities of users who post material considered defamatory.…

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EU needs more cybersecurity graduates, says ENISA infosec agency – pointing at growing list of master's degree courses

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 16:37
Skills gap needs filling somehow

The EU needs more cybersecurity graduates to plug the political bloc's shortage of skilled infosec bods, according to a report from the ENISA online security agency.…

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The Privacy Sandbox saga continues: UK watchdog extracts more commitments from Google over advertising tech

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 13:33
Roll up, roll up. Come and be the CMA-approved trustee to keep an eye on the Chocolate Factory's antics

The torrid tale of Google's Privacy Sandbox took another turn today with the UK's Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) saying it has "secured improved commitments" from the ad giant over the cookie crushing tech.…

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Government-favoured child safety app warned it could violate the UK's Investigatory Powers Act with message-scanning tech

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 12:23
Redesigned SafeToNet feature highlights tech law mess

A company repeatedly endorsed by ministers backing the UK's Online Safety Bill was warned by its lawyers that its technology could breach the Investigatory Powers Act's ban on unlawful interception of communications, The Register can reveal.…

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If you want to see off next year’s cyber-threats, the time to prepare is … now

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 07:25
Fast forward into 2022 with Sophos’ Cybersecurity Summit 2021

Paid Post  Whatever sector you’re in, 2022 is likely to mean more and nastier cyber-threats.…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint laid low. Not by malware, but by another buggy Windows patch

The Register - Thu, 25/11/2021 - 18:01
Only affects Windows Server Core, so that's alright then

A sad-faced Microsoft engineer has had to reset the "Days since we last shot ourselves in the foot" counter at the company's HQ after a security update broke Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Windows Server Core.…

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It’s about the survival of the fittest – CISOs must be brave enough to throw away their security playbook, or suffer the consequences

The Register - Thu, 25/11/2021 - 17:00
The Vectra Masked CISO series gives security leaders a place to expose the biggest issues in security and advise peers on how to overcome them.

Advertorial  I’m always asked what keeps me awake at night. Being targeted by APT groups? New ransomware strains?…

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UK.gov emits draft IoT and smartphone security law for Parliamentary scrutiny

The Register - Thu, 25/11/2021 - 09:30
Mandatory vuln reporting, hefty fines for non-compliance

A new British IoT product security law is racing through the House of Commons, with the government boasting it will outlaw default admin passwords and more.…

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Google advises passwords are good, spear phishing is bad, and free clouds get attacked

The Register - Thu, 25/11/2021 - 06:59
Ad giant's first stab at providing the 'world's premier security advisory' starts with the obvious

Google's Cybersecurity Action Team has released its first "threat horizon" report on the scary things it's found on the internet.…

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Huawei's AppGallery riddled with malware-infected games

The Register - Thu, 25/11/2021 - 04:58
Cynos.7 trojan found its way into 9.3 million downloads

Cybersecurity researchers at anti-virus software company Dr Web have discovered a treasure trove of malware-laced Android games on Huawei's AppGallery.…

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US bans Chinese firms – including one linked to HPE’s China JV – for feeding tech to Beijing's military

The Register - Thu, 25/11/2021 - 01:11
Other additions to Entity List are accused of helping Pakistan, North Korea make nukes, missiles

The US Dept of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security has added 27 companies to its list of entities prohibited from doing business with the USA on grounds they threaten national security – and one of the firms is associated with HPE’s Chinese joint venture H3C.…

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Max Schrems hits Irish Data Protection Commissioner with corruption complaint

The Register - Wed, 24/11/2021 - 15:05
Watchdog argues 'fairness' in process should keep some documents confidential

Data privacy campaign group noyb, founded by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems, has filed a complaint with the Austrian Office for the Prosecution of Corruption (WKStA) for a potential violation of Austrian criminal laws by the Irish Data Protection Commission.…

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Apple's Pegasus lawsuit a 'declaration of war' against offensive software developers, says Kaspersky director

The Register - Wed, 24/11/2021 - 13:12
Regional exec says Apple wants offensive researchers out of the field because they are harmful to the reputation of the company

Kaspersky's APAC director of Global Research and Analysis, Vitaly Kamlyuk, has called Apple's lawsuit against Pegasus maker NSO a "declaration of war against software developers."…

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