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open US Congress: Spying law is flawed, open to abuse, and lacking in accountability – so let's reauthorize it 9
open Russia-backed crew's latest malware has discerning taste – when screening visitors to poisoned watering holes 14
By herman
open Microsoft nukes 9 million-strong Necurs botnet after unpicking domain name-generating algorithm 49
By Aseries
open Secret-sharing app Whisper shared secrets like last known location and actual password tokens in exposed database 33
By jake
open The Reg produces exhibit A1: A UK court IT system running Windows XP 153
open Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that... 78
open Stuck at home? Need something to keep busy with? Microsoft has 115 ideas – including an awful SMBv3 security hole to worry about 23
By Terry 6
open That LVI CPU hole wasn't the only Intel fix: Dozens of flaws patched to stop chips turning into potatoes 9
open California tech industry gets its first big coronavirus hit: RSA Conference attendee infected, in serious condition 30
By eldakka
open Meltdown The Sequel strikes Intel chips – and full mitigation against data-meddling LVI flaw will slash performance 66
open Avast's AntiTrack promised to protect your privacy. Instead, it opened you to miscreant-in-the-middle snooping 11
By eldakka
open AMD, boffins clash over chip data-leak claims: New side-channel holes in decades of cores, CPU maker disagrees 46
open NSO Group fires back at Facebook: You lied to the court, claims spyware slinger, and we've got the proof 27
open Months-long trial of alleged CIA Vault 7 exploit leaker ends with hung jury: Ex-sysadmin guilty of contempt, lying to FBI 15
By ortunk
open UK Defence Committee probe into national security threat of Huawei sure to uncover lots of new and original insights 36
open Spyware maker NSO runs scared from Facebook over WhatsApp hacking charges, fails to show up in court 10
open is not sharing Brits' medical data among different agencies... but it's having a jolly good think about it 29
open Check Point chap: Small firms don't invest in infosec then hope they won't get hacked. Spoiler alert: They get hacked 35
open Don't be fooled, experts warn, America's anti-child-abuse EARN IT Act could burn encryption to the ground 100
open FYI: When Virgin Media said it leaked 'limited contact info', it meant p0rno filter requests, IP addresses, IMEIs as well as names, addresses and more 69
By robidy
open UK spy auditor gives state snoops a big pat on the back for job well done – except MI5 9
By phuzz
open NordVPN quietly plugged vuln where an HTTP POST request without authentication would return detailed customer data 26
open More than a billion hopelessly vulnerable Android gizmos in the wild that no longer receive security updates – research 103
open Like a Virgin, hacked for the very first time... UK broadband ISP spills 900,000 punters' records into wrong hands from insecure database 82
By Dabooka
open Android users, if you could pause your COVID-19 panic buying for one minute to install these critical security fixes, that would be great 27
open Let's Encrypt: OK, maybe nuking three million HTTPS certs at once was a tad ambitious. Let's take time out 12
By TeeCee
open Staffer emails compromised and customer details exposed in T-Mobile US's third security whoopsie in as many years 6
By stiine
open 'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc 146
open Enable that MF-ing MFA: 1.2 million Azure Active Directory accounts compromised every month, reckons Microsoft 12
open Sadly, the web has brought a whole new meaning to the phrase 'nothing is true; everything is permitted' 124
open Alleged Vault 7 leaker trial finale: Want to know the CIA's password for its top-secret hacking tools? 123ABCdef 88
open Download this update from Oh, sorry, that was malware on a hijacked sub-domain. Oops 26
open If Tesco was prodded and probed by hackers, your data could be being flogged for just £2.70 – research 8
open It has been 15 years, and we're still reporting homograph attacks – web domains that stealthily use non-Latin characters to appear legit 33
open UK data watchdog slaps a £500,000 fine on Cathay Pacific for 2018 9.4m customer data leak 14
open Fancy that: Hacking airliner systems doesn't make them magically fall out of the sky 96
open Let's Encrypt? Let's revoke 3 million HTTPS certificates on Wednesday, more like: Check code loop blunder strikes 79
By odyssey
open GCHQ's infosec arm has 3 simple tips to secure those insecure smart home gadgets 75
By Terry 6
open Have I Been S0ld? No, trusted security website HIBP off the table, will remain independent 12
open Maersk prepares to lay off the Maidenhead staffers who rescued it from NotPetya super-pwnage 181
open Wi-Fi kit spilling data with bad crypto – Huawei, eh? No, it's Cisco. US giant patches Krook spy-hole bug in network gear 3
open Delicious irony: Credit rating builder Loqbox lets customer details and card numbers slip after 'sophisticated attack' 20
open Southern Water not such a phisherman's phriend, hauls itself offline to tackle email lure 24
open Your phone wakes up. Its assistant starts reading out your text messages. To everyone around. You panic. How? Ultrasonic waves 62
open Cyber-wrath of Iran for top general's assassination hasn't progressed beyond snooping and nicking logins... yet 11
open Sophos was gearing up for a private life – then someone remembered the bike scheme 71
open If you're serious about browser privacy, you should probably pass on Edge or Yandex, claims Dublin professor 64
open Wi-Fi of more than a billion PCs, phones, gadgets can be snooped on. But you're using HTTPS, SSH, VPNs... right? 50
By phuzz
open After blowing $100m to snoop on Americans' phone call logs for four years, what did the NSA get? Just one lead 34
open Zyxel storage, firewall, VPN, security boxes have a give-anyone-on-the-internet-root hole: Patch right now 15


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