back to article You know all those stories of leaky cloud buckets taken offline? Well, some may still be there, just badly hidden

It's once again time for the El Reg security roundup. Takedown doesn't quite take down everything Last week, The Register covered the story of how VPNmentor found and ultimately got a public-facing Amazon-hosted S3 bucket containing financial records of thousands of small businesses removed from view. In that story, it was …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Virgin Soldiers on the Interminably Long March .......

    A report from Google claims phishing attacks from government-backed spies are increasingly disguised as messages from journalists.

    And sometimes it is just free enterprise, both private and/or pirate, just doing ITs thing in the endless search for an almighty edge and incredible undeniable overwhelmingly powerful advantage.

    One imagines Google and their Advanced Intelligence Programs are always a Prime Juicy Lucy Target for All Thirsty and Ravenous for Expanded and Expanding Knowledge. Have journalists with disguised messages from government-backed spies advised them of that or is such simply plain common sense and sensitive compartmented information?

    Strange times and spaces indeed nowadays.

  2. tip pc Silver badge

    Bad USB spotted in the wild


    its amazing how small computers can get nowdays.

    1. Gene Cash Silver badge

      Re: Bad USB spotted in the wild

      I have a Toshiba FlashAir SD card in my 3D printer, which allows me to transfer files to it via wi-fi.

      Turns out it's a Linux machine running Apache, with a wi-fi access point. On an SD card quite a bit smaller than that USB stick.

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