Spyware sneaks into 'million-ish' Asus PCs via poisoned software updates, say...

25 Mar 2019 at 6:34pm
Hackers were interested in 600 or so targets, it is claimed

A million or so Asus personal computers may have downloaded spyware from the computer maker's update servers and installed it, Kaspersky Lab claims.?

Get trained to turn the tables on your computer adversaries at SANS Bucharest

25 Mar 2019 at 2:52pm
May 2019: Two courses expose cybercriminals' tools and techniques

Promo Organisations can no longer afford to rely on prevention systems alone to protect them from increasingly numerous and determined adversaries who can find their way round most of today's monitoring tools.?

Geiger counters are so last summer. Lasers can detect radioactive material to...

25 Mar 2019 at 6:04am
Boffins show how to nab radioactive contraband, by looking for 'electron avalanches'

Lasers could be used to detect radioactive material secretly transported to and from ports one day, according to a group of physicists from the University of Maryland in the US.?

Slack slings crypto-keys at big biz, union gets worked over, VPN owners probe...

24 Mar 2019 at 10:34am
Plus, two crooks craft a veritable fraudocopia

Roundup This week we got freaked out about heart implant hacks, welcomed a new Microsoft security tool, and endured yet another Facebook fsck up.?

Uncle Sam's disaster agency FEMA creates disaster of its own: 2.3 million sur...

23 Mar 2019 at 1:12am
Org does to privacy what hurricanes did to your house

Disaster relief org FEMA has admitted, conveniently on a Friday night, to accidentally leaking banking details and other personal information of 2.3 million hurricane and wildfire survivors.?

Security storm brewing for Oracle Java-powered smart cards: More than a dirty...

22 Mar 2019 at 10:08pm
Vuln hunters warn malicious applets can bust through protections, snoop on or hijack access gizmos

Bug hunters say Oracle's Java Card platform is host to a dozen and a half security flaws that could place smart-cards and similar embedded devices using the tech at risk of hijacking.?

Hey, what's Mandarin for 'WTF is going on?' Nokia phones caught spewing devic...

22 Mar 2019 at 6:56am
Maker insists the privacy cock-up has been fixed, mostly

An undisclosed number of Nokia 7 Plus smartphones have been caught sending their identification numbers to a domain owned by a Chinese telecom firm.?

Don't have a heart attack but your implanted defibrillator can be hacked over...

22 Mar 2019 at 12:25am
US govt sounds alarm over wireless comms, caveats apply

Medical gear maker Medtronic is once again at the center of a hacker panic storm. This time, a number of its heart defibrillators, implanted in patients' chests, can, in certain circumstances, be wirelessly hijacked and reprogrammed, perhaps...

'Sharing of user data is routine, yet far from transparent' is not what you w...

21 Mar 2019 at 11:23pm
Study finds Android software slinging deets all over the place

Folks using healthcare-related Android apps: after you've handed over your private details to that software, do you know where it is sending your data? If you don't, nobody should blame you. It turns out it can be a complicated and ob...

Let's spin Facebook's Wheel of Misfortune! Clack-clack-clack... clack... You'...

21 Mar 2019 at 5:52pm
Credentials logged for years is antisocial network's latest Zuck-up

Facebook today admitted it stored "some" of its addicts' account passwords in a plaintext readable format. For "some", read hundreds of millions.?

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