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open Soviet 'Enigma' cipher machine sells for $22k at collapsed museum's exhibits auction 49
open Palo Alto Networks drops $156m to absorb DevSecOps firm Bridgecrew 1
open LastPass to limit fans of free password manager to one device type only – computer or mobile – from next month 82
open SHAREit app for Android said to share way too much: Billion-download code with holes no one wants to fix 6
By sgp
open France's cyber-agency says Centreon IT management software sabotaged by Russian Sandworm 15
open UK watchdog fines two firms £270k for cold-calling 531,000 people who had opted out 109
open Let's Encrypt completes huge upgrade, can now rip and replace 200 million security certs in 'worst case scenario' 22
open Microsoft says it found 1,000-plus developers' fingerprints on the SolarWinds attack 77
open Supermicro spy chips, the sequel: It really, really happened, and with bad BIOS and more, insists Bloomberg 124
open Footfallcam kerfuffle: Firm apologises, promises to fix product after viral Twitter thread, infoseccer backlash 32
open Apple iOS 14.5 will hide Safari users' IP addresses from Google's Safe Browsing 39
open Phishing awareness gone wrong: Facebook tries to seize websites set up for staff security training 44
open Dev creeped out after he fired up Ubuntu VM on Azure, was immediately approached by Canonical sales rep 125
open Open Source Vulnerabilities database: Nice idea but too many Google-shaped hoops to jump through at present 20
open This scumbag stole and traded victims' nude pics and vids after guessing their passwords, security answers 88
open No joy for Julian Assange as Uncle Sam confirms it will keep pushing for WikiLeaker's extradition to America 38
By Chavoux
open Eight Brits arrested after probe into SIM-swapping scam targeting US celebs 10
open All grown up: Raspberry Pis running Ubuntu added to IoT patching service KernelCare 8
open No phish for the likes of you, thank you very much! Google finds email villains are picky about demographics, country 28
open North Korean attacks on crypto exchanges reportedly netted $316m in two years 12
open Microsoft Patch Tuesday gaffe leads netizens to 'Microosft' typo-squatting domain 17
open Just 2020 things: Miscreants hit remote desktops 700% harder as world's IT teams try to support locked-down staff 10
open CD Projekt Red 'EPICALLY pwned': Cyberpunk 2077 dev publishes ransom note after company systems encrypted 47
By SJP
open ‘Quad’ nations sign up for meta think-tank to advance ‘Techno-Democratic Statecraft’ 5
open Someone tried to poison a Florida city by hijacking its water treatment plant via TeamViewer, says sheriff 83
open Barcode scan app amassed millions of downloads before weird update starting popping open webpages... 16
open EncroChat hack case: RAM, bam... what? Data in transit is data at rest, rules UK Court of Appeal 89
open Hacked by SolarWinds backdoor masterminds, Mimecast now lays off staff after profit surge 15
open SitePoint hacked: Hashed, salted passwords pinched from web dev learning site via GitHub tool pwnage 4
open New VS Code release hits stable channel for everyone who's not on Apple Silicon after last-minute bug found 3
open Chrome zero-day bug that is actively being abused by bad folks affects Edge, Vivaldi, and other Chromium-tinged browsers 32
By Lee D
open The Linux box that runs the exec carpark gate is down! A chance for PostgreSQL Man to show his quality 162
open Cisco reveals critical bug in small biz VPN routers when half the world is stuck working at home 13
open Vote machine biz Smartmatic sues Fox News and Trump chums for $2.7bn over bogus claims of rigged 2020 election 95
open How do you fix a problem like open-source security? Google has an idea, though constraints may not go down well 67
open Nespresso smart cards hacked to provide infinite coffee after someone wasn't too perky about security 78
open Myanmar’s new military government bans Facebook 12
open More patches for SolarWinds Orion after researchers find flaw allowing low-priv users to execute code, among others 5
open Tiny Kobalos malware seen backdooring SSH tools, menacing supercomputers, an ISP, and more – ESET 12
open Location tracking report: X-Mode SDK use much more widespread than first thought 12
open Rubbish software security patches responsible for a quarter of zero-days last year 31
open Spanish banished: Google Chrome to snub Camerfirma for lax cert management 4
open In wake of Apple privacy controls, Facebook mulls just begging its iOS app users to let it track them over the web 64
open US court system ditches electronic filing, goes paper-only for sensitive documents following SolarWinds hack 27
open Chrome 89 beta: Google presses on with 'advanced hardware interactions' that Mozilla, Apple see as harmful 38
open Ransomware attack takes out UK Research and Innovation's Brussels networking office 4
open £30m in contracts awarded in Post Office's £357m ATM overhaul 10
By Azium
open Countless emails wrongly blocked as spam after Cisco's SpamCop failed to renew domain name at the weekend 7
open Google QUIC-ly left privacy behind in its quest for a speedier internet, boffins find 29
open Severe bug in Libgcrypt – used by GPG and others – is a whole heap of trouble, prompts patch scramble 96

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