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Bethesda Blunders, IRS Sounds The Alarm, China Ransomware, And More
8th Dec 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
Plus, congress wants more cybersec training, better breach laws Roundup  This week, we saw Linux get pwned, a teen hacker go down, and Julian Assange vowing to stay right where he is.…
In Case Youre Not Already Sick Of Spectre... Boffins Demo Speculator Tool For Sniffing Out Data-leaking CPU Holes
7th Dec 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
First proof-of-concept, SplitSpectre, requires fewer instructions in victim Analysis  Youve patched your Intel, AMD, Power, and Arm gear to crush those pesky data-leaking speculative execution processor bugs, right? Good, because IBM eggheads...
Identity Stolen Because Of The Marriott Breach? Come And Claim Your New Passport
7th Dec 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
Its the least they could do. Really. The bare minimum Hotel-chain turned data faucet Marriott says it will help some customers cover the cost of replacing stolen documents.…
Say Hello To My Little Vacuum Cleaner! US Drug Squad Puts Spycams In Cleaners Kit
7th Dec 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
DEA gets down and dirty with new surveillance kit Next time youre closing a big drug deal you may want to watch the cleaner. Or more specifically their vacuum cleaner.…
Linux.org Hacked And Plastered With Anti-transgender Filth
7th Dec 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
Web admin blames public Whois and lack of 2FA Linux.org was hacked on Friday morning, with the hacker plastering the message "G3T 0WNED L1NUX N3RDZ" complete with expletives and a very NSFW image (a hairy asshole).…
Brit Bomb Hoax Teen Who Fantasised About Being A Notorious Hacker Cops 3 Years In Jail
7th Dec 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
So much for the Apophis Squads Twitter boasts A teenage bomb hoaxer from Watford who taunted the UKs National Crime Agency on Twitter while pretending to be a hacker crew called Apophis Squad has been jailed for three years.…
UK Supreme Court Considers Whether Spy Court Should Be Immune To Legal Probes
7th Dec 2018 [5 days ago] from The Register
Privacy International lays out its case to El Reg The UKs highest court has this week heard arguments in Privacy Internationals long-running attempt to challenge decisions made by Britains shadowy spying oversight court, the Investigatory...
Wow, What A Lovely Early Christmas Present For Australians: A Crypto-busting Super-snoop Law Passes Just In Time
6th Dec 2018 [6 days ago] from The Register
Ring in the new year with some of those backdoors, developers Congratulations, Australia: somehow after chaotic scenes in parliament, the government managed to secure after-the-bell passage for its encryption-busting legislation.…
UK Spies: You Know How We Said Bulk Device Hacking Would Be Used Sparingly? Well, Things Have Evolved...
6th Dec 2018 [6 days ago] from The Register
Admit they are upping their use of mass snooping UK spies are planning to increase their use of bulk equipment interference, as the range of encrypted hardware and software applications they cant tap into increases.…
Windows 10 Security Question: How Do Miscreants Use These For Post-hack Persistence?
6th Dec 2018 [6 days ago] from The Register
Infosec duo worked out how to remotely set their own answers Black Hat  Crafty infosec researchers have figured out how to remotely set answers to Windows 10’s password reset questions “without even executing code on the targeted...
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