The Register

Inhoud syndiceren
Biting the hand that feeds IT — sci/tech news and views for the world
Bijgewerkt: 1 uur 5 min geleden

Reddit users discover iOS malware threat

vr, 04/18/2014 - 21:03
'Unflod Baby Panda' looks to snatch Apple IDs

Users on a mobile phone hacking subreddit are being credited with the discovery of a malware infection targeting iOS users.…

Netcraft adds Heartbleed sniffing to site-scanning browser tool

vr, 04/18/2014 - 01:42
Checks if sites were vulnerable and what they've done about it

Internet stats clearinghouse Netcraft has released a new tool aimed at letting consumers know when the sites they visit might have been compromised by the Heartbleed encryption bug.…

Arts and crafts store Michaels says 3 million credit cards exposed in breach

vr, 04/18/2014 - 01:40
Meanwhile, Target investigators prepare for long process in nabbing hackers

As the officials investigating the Target data breach are settling in for what they believe will be a long and complex process of catching the hackers behind the heist, another US retailer is admitting that it lost millions of customer payment card details.…

Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance

do, 04/17/2014 - 20:01
Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says

Vladimir Putin has said that Russia has no mass telephone and internet surveillance programs to compare with those in the United States.…

OpenSSL Heartbleed bug sniff tools are 'BUGGY' – what becomes of the broken hearted?

do, 04/17/2014 - 12:14
Hayter's gonna hate

Software that claims to detect the presence of OpenSSL's Heartbleed bug in servers, PCs and other gear may falsely report a system to be safe when users are actually in danger, according to a security consultancy.…

Heartbleed mega-bug clean up shrinks Tor network by an eighth

do, 04/17/2014 - 02:02
And that's before they look at all the nodes and what version of OpenSSL they're running

Tor, the sometimes-controversial internet-traffic-anonymising service, is bleeding thanks to the Heartbleed flaw.…

Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED

wo, 04/16/2014 - 22:54
Canadian teen accused of raiding tax computers using OpenSSL bug

A teen suspected of exploiting the Heartbleed bug to rifle through Canada's tax computer systems has been arrested.…

Burnt out on patches this month? Oracle's got 104 MORE fixes for you

wo, 04/16/2014 - 21:33
Mass patch for issues across its software catalog

Oracle has released a hefty load of security updates that address a total of 104 different vulnerabilities across its product lines.…

French hard-drive maker LaCie cops to YEAR LONG card data leak

wo, 04/16/2014 - 17:57
And it didn't find out until the FBI broke the news

French hard drive maker LaCie has held its hands up to a year-long credit card breach.…

OpenSSL bug hunt: Find NEXT Heartbleed, earn $$$ – if enough people donate cash

wo, 04/16/2014 - 17:03
Quarter of a million dollars could be up for grabs

An effort to raise $250,000 for an OpenSSL bug-bounty program is underway – and its organisers hope it will help ensure the Heartbleed omnishambles is never repeated.…

Hackers attempt to BLACKMAIL plastic surgeons

wo, 04/16/2014 - 15:22
Nip, tuck and pwn

Cybercrooks attempted to extort a chain of cosmetic surgeons after hacking into its systems and stealing an estimated 480,000 files stuffed with info about prospective nip-'n'-tuck customers.…

Lost your credit card PIN? No worries! Get a new one - over SMS

wo, 04/16/2014 - 08:02
Mobe firm gets PCI DSS green light for text-crypto service

Text messaging isn’t secure. It was never meant to be, as befits something which the chair of the SMG4 standards committee thought was a good idea at the time. No-one ever thought that it might be used for particularly valuable data. SMS expects everything to happen in plain txt so nuttin iz encryptd, bruv.…

Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches

wo, 04/16/2014 - 06:28
German service pays tribute to Lavabit

Lavaboom, a German-based and supposedly NSA-proof email service, will go into private beta this week. Its mission is to spread the Edward Snowden gospel by making encrypted email accessible to all.…

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS

wo, 04/16/2014 - 04:42
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build

The much-hyped fingerprint scanner on Samsung’s flagship handset the Galaxy S5 can be fooled just days after the device was launched.…

Eugene Kaspersky: Ukraine conflict hurts enterprise security

wo, 04/16/2014 - 02:12
With governments occupied, criminals could capitalize

As governments around the world continue to wrangle for a peaceful solution to the political tensions in the Ukraine, cybercriminals could catch governments off guard with online attacks, warns Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky.…

Oracle working on at least 13 Heartbleed fixes

wo, 04/16/2014 - 02:02
Big Red's cloud is safe and Oracle Linux 6 has been patched, but Java has some issues

Oracle has emitted its formal advice about Heartbleed, revealing it has 13 products that need a patch and 14 more “which may be vulnerable”.…

Kaspersky's Security for Virtualization pushed to XenServer and HyperV

wo, 04/16/2014 - 00:52
Platform looks to slim down security protections in virtual instances

Kaspersky is extending its Security for Virtualuzation Light Agent security tool to the Citrix XenServer and Microsoft HyperV platforms.…

Tom Ridge: Private sector lagging in cybersecurity

di, 04/15/2014 - 21:05
Former US Homeland Security boss scorns enterprise security efforts

Poor communications, weak management and a lack of communications with government agencies is leaving many large enterprises vulnerable to targeted cyberattacks, according to former US Homeland Security boss Tom Ridge.…

Akamai scoffs humble pie: Heartbleed defence crumbles, new SSL keys for customers

di, 04/15/2014 - 17:54
We got this covered ... er, maybe not

Akamai has issued new SSL certificates to some of its customers after realising its customized OpenSSL was not immune to the Heartbleed bug as first thought.…

Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker

di, 04/15/2014 - 11:43
Natter-board tells middle-class Britain to purée its passwords

Twee UK parenting website Mumsnet is the second high-profile organisation to claim it has fallen victim to the infamous Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.…