uBlock Origin ad-blocker knocked for blocking hack attack squawking

17 Oct 2017 at 11:12pm
Block all the things! No, wait, not the XSS security alerts

Top ad-blocking plugin uBlock Origin has come under fire for being a little too eager in its quest to murder nasty stuff on the internet: it prevents browsers from thwarting and sounding the alarm on hacking attacks.?

Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

17 Oct 2017 at 10:41pm
Calm down over KRACK, good ol' Office malware has biz workers in its sights again

Updated Malware exploiting Microsoft Word's DDE features to infect computers has been lobbed at US government-backed mortgage biz Freddie Mac.?

NHS: Remember those patient records we didn't deliver? Well, we found another...

17 Oct 2017 at 12:30pm
Dealing with backlog could cost 'in the zone of a million'

NHS leaders have admitted that the biggest ever loss of patient documents is worse than initially thought, as another 162,000 undelivered documents have been discovered.?

Release the KRACKen patches: The good, the bad, and the ugly on this WPA2 Wi-...

17 Oct 2017 at 6:02am
Don't panic... whoa, not so fast, Android, Linux users

WPA2 Wi-Fi users ? ie, almost all of us ? have had a troubling Monday with the arrival of research demonstrating a critical design flaw in the technology used to secure our wireless networks. A flaw so bad, it can be exploited by nearby miscr...

Crypto-coin miners caught toiling away in hacked cloud boxes

17 Oct 2017 at 5:28am
Manic miners don't even pwn you: They just use default creds admins are too lazy to change

Here's yet another reason to make sure you lock down your clutch of cloud services: cryptocurrency mining.?

Russia tweaks Telegram with tiny fine for decryption denial

17 Oct 2017 at 3:03am
FSB wanted keys, messaging outfit said Nyet

Encrypted messaging app Telegram must pay 800,000 roubles for resisting Russia's FSB's demand that it help decrypt user messages.?

Never mind the WPA2 drama... Details emerge of TPM key cockup that hits tonne...

16 Oct 2017 at 10:14pm
About a third of all crypto modules globally generate weak, crackable RSA pairs

RSA keys produced by smartcards, security tokens, laptops, and other devices using cryptography chips made by Infineon Technologies are weak and crackable ? and should be regenerated with stronger algorithms.?

Google isn't saying Microsoft security sucks but Chrome for Windows has its o...

16 Oct 2017 at 8:09pm
ESET scanning engine now built in ? plus other defenses

In its ongoing effort to improve browser security, school Microsoft on security, and retain its search audience, Google is today rolling out several Chrome for Windows fortifications.?

Here's a timeless headline: Adobe rushes out emergency Flash fix after hacker...

16 Oct 2017 at 6:39pm
So much for that security-patch-free October

Adobe today issued an emergency security patch for Flash, which squashes a bug being used in the wild right now by hackers to infect Windows PCs with spyware.?

Brit intel fingers Iran for brute-force attacks on email accounts

16 Oct 2017 at 3:06pm
Russia, you're off the hook

Iran has been blamed for the brute-force attack on UK Parliament earlier this year.?

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