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open Departing MI5 chief: Break chat app crypto for us, kthxbai 58
open Rotherwood Healthcare AWS bucket security fail left elderly patients' DNR choices freely readable online 32
open Mind the gap: Google patches holes in Chrome – exploit already out there for one of them after duo spot code fix 4
open Apple tries to have VirnetX VPN patent ruling overturned again, US Supremes say no... again 26
open Password killer FIDO2 comes bounding into Azure Active Directory hybrid environments 21
By ds6
open Microsoft uses its expertise in malware to help with fileless attack detection on Linux 34
open Samsung cops to data leak after unsolicited '1/1' Find my Mobile push notification 37
open Google rolls out Titan keys to Europe, Japan. Plus: Group Policy bug is a feature, not a flaw, says Microsoft 7
open Duped into running bogus virus scans at Office Depot? Dry your eyes with a small check from $35m settlement 26
open 'Don't tell anyone but I have a secret.' There, that's my security sorted 74
open Google exiles 600 apps from Play Store for 'disruptive advertising' amid push to clean up Android souk's image 9
open Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months 132
By Orv
open Stuffing nonsense: Persistent cyberpunks are pummelling banks' public APIs, warns Akamai 3
By GnuTzu
open We know what you did last summer: MGM's hotel spinoff lost 10.7m guest records and now they're on hacker forums 8
open GRU won't believe it: UK and US call out Russia for cyber-attacks on Georgia last year 7
open Keen to check for 'abnormal' user behaviours? Microsoft talks insider risk, AWS imports and compliance at infosec shindig RSA 3
open Samsung will be Putin dreaded Kremlin-approved shovelware on its phones, claims Russia 34
open Oi, Cisco! Who left the 'high privilege' login for Smart Software Manager just sitting out in the open? 9
open Assange lawyer: Trump offered WikiLeaker a pardon in exchange for denying Russia hacked Democrats' email 93
open When the air gap is the space between the ears: A natural gas plant let ransomware spread from office IT to ops 30
open Don't use natwest.co.uk for online banking, Natwest bank tells baffled customer 102
open What do a Lenovo touch pad, an HP camera and Dell Wi-Fi have in common? They'll swallow any old firmware, legit or saddled with malware 29
open $2.07bn? That's one Dell of a deal to offload infosec biz RSA 8
open Shipping is so insecure we could have driven off in an oil rig, says Pen Test Partners 135
open Tutanota cries 'censorship!' after secure email biz blocked – for real this time – in Russia 19
open Severe vuln in WordPress plugin Profile Builder would happily hand anyone the keys to your kingdom 19
By Orv
open It is with a heavy heart we must inform you, once again, folks are accidentally spilling thousands of sensitive pics, records onto the internet 20
By IceC0ld
open Roses are red, IBM is Big Blue. It's out of RSA Conference after coronavirus review: IBMers will not attend infosec event over 'health concerns' 16
open Google burns down more than 500 private-data-stealing, ad-defrauding Chrome extensions installed by 1.7m netizens 27
open Austrian foreign ministry: 'State actor' hack on government IT systems is over 7
open Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police 241
open AT&T insists it's not blocking Tutanota after secure email biz cries foul, cites loss of net neutrality as cause 12
open Voatz of no confidence: MIT boffins eviscerate US election app, claim fiends could exploit flaws to derail democracy 44
open A dirty dozen of Bluetooth bugs threaten to reboot, freeze, or hack your trendy gizmos from close range 8
open Netgear's routerlogin.com HTTPS cert snafu now has a live proof of concept 39
open If you're running Windows, I feel bad for you, son. Microsoft's got 99 problems, better fix each one 27
open B-but it doesn't get viruses! Not so, Apple fanbois: Mac malware is growing faster than nasties going for Windows 31
open Crypto AG backdooring rumours were true, say German and Swiss news orgs after explosive docs leaked 86
By Adelio
open Tens of millions of biz Dell PCs smacked by privilege-escalation bug in bundled troubleshooting tool 28
open Forgotten motherboard driver turns out to be perfect for slipping Windows ransomware past antivirus checks 27
open Game over, LAN, game over! Windows software nasty Emotet spotted spreading via brute-forced Wi-Fi networks 16
By Roland6
open These truly are the end times for TLS 1.0, 1.1: Firefox hopes to 'eradicate' weak HTTPS standard by blocking it 56
By Dave559
open US govt accuses four Chinese army soldiers of hacking Equifax and siphoning 145m Americans' personal info 30
By N2
open Facebook loses control of its own Twitter account in hacker attack – and more news 13
open Google Chrome to block file downloads – from .exe to .txt – over HTTP by default this year. And we're OK with this 129
open Uncle Sam tells F-35B allies they'll have to fly the things a lot more if they want to help out around South China Sea 169
open Day 4 of outage: UK's Manchester police deploy exciting new carbon-based method to record crime 53
open Android owners – you'll want to get these latest security patches, especially for this nasty Bluetooth hijack flaw 61
By DCdave
open Good: IT admins scrambled to patch 80 per cent of public-facing Citrix boxes to close nightmare hijack hole 14
open Researchers reckon 500k PCs infested with malware after dodgy downloads install even more nasties from Bitbucket 27

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