War crimes trial takes a fresh twist
The US Air Force has opened an investigation into a "malware" infection ? which it is blaming on lawyers employed by the US Navy who are working on a war crimes case.?
Vulnerability can be exploited to turn users into system stars, no patch available yet
A bug-hunter who previously disclosed Windows security flaws has publicly revealed another zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's latest operating systems.?
Biz app login details encrypted at rest, though, ad giant insists
Google admitted Tuesday its paid-for G Suite of cloudy apps aimed at businesses stored some user passwords in plaintext albeit in an encrypted form.?
Cheapskate fandroids get a pass on this one, though
Your iPhone can be uniquely fingerprinted by apps and websites in a way that you can never clear. Not by deleting cookies, not by clearing your cache, not even by reinstalling iOS.?
Yes, the one with the critical security fixes
Brit security software slinger Sophos has advised its customers to uninstall Microsoft's most recent Patch Tuesday run ? the same patches that protect PCs and servers against the latest Intel cockups.?
Turning off trim control software in training wouldn't give realistic results ? report
Boeing has admitted that pilot training simulators for the controversial 737 Max did not accurately reproduce what happened if the infamous MCAS system went gaga.?
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then...
Analysis The technology industry has numerous terms for sneaky software, including malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, and the ever adorable PUPs ? potentially unwanted programs. But there isn't always a clear difference between malware and...
...And more from the world of infosec this week
Roundup Here's a quick catch-up of all things infosec beyond what we've already reported this week.?
Explosives activated by wireless networking signals discovered amid election
Terrorists have been caught strapping Wi-Fi-activated backup triggers to bombs in Indonesia, police claimed this week.?
Six-week investigation delay shrank payment by 13%
A $1.2m shipment of livestock feed went awry when "hackers" intercepted and tweaked emails with payment details, eventually costing the cheeky buyers an extra $161,000 after exchange rates moved during the legal fallout.?