Global security crackdown, a host of code nasties, Brit cops mocked, and more

17 Feb 2018 at 11:52am
It's the week in security

Roundup Here's a summary of this week's security news beyond what we've already reported.?

Hands up who HASN'T sued Intel over Spectre, Meltdown chip flaws

17 Feb 2018 at 12:42am
Chipzilla says class-action lawsuit tally stands at 32

Intel says it is facing 32 separate class-action lawsuits following the revelations it shipped millions of processors with security design flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre.?

Mueller bombshell: 13 Russian 'troll factory' staffers charged with allegedly...

16 Feb 2018 at 8:03pm
Ruskies stole citizen IDs to spread discord ? indictment

Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor investigating foreign agents tampering with the 2016 US presidential election, has criminally charged 13 Russian nationals with conspiring against the United States.?

PM urged to protect data flows post-Brexit ahead of Munich speech

16 Feb 2018 at 3:05pm
Security services facing 'curtailed' EU info sharing if UK doesn't agree terms

Security experts have warned that Brexit could lead to data flows between the UK and European Union being "substantially curtailed".? Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

16 Feb 2018 at 1:39pm
And have some cyber goodness too ? just don't mention the Belgacom hack

Great Britain, which is buying the US-made F-35 fighter jet, is urging European neighbour Belgium not to buy the US-made F-35 fighter jet.?

Russians behind bars in US after nicking $300m+ in credit-card hacks

16 Feb 2018 at 2:54am
Pair partly responsible for largest bank-card theft ring in American history

Two Russian criminals have been sent down in America after pleading guilty to helping run the largest credit-card hacking scam in US history.?

Techno-senator tells Tinder to hook up its app with better security

16 Feb 2018 at 2:03am
Swipe-a-shag tool gets the dreaded sternly-worded-letter treatment from Wyden

Cyber-senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking execs from the parent company of Tinder to please use protection when spreading the love around.?

Former ICE top lawyer raided US govt database to steal aliens' identities

15 Feb 2018 at 11:19pm
While kicking folks out of 'Murica, Raphael A. Sanchez committed fraud in their names

Yet again an insider has been caught misusing a workplace computer system to conduct identity theft and fraud.?

That terrifying 'unfixable' Microsoft Skype security flaw: THE TRUTH

15 Feb 2018 at 7:58pm
Oh yeah, we patched that in October, Windows giant yawns

Microsoft has poured a bucket of cold water on people freaking out over a supposedly unfixable security flaw in Skype.?

Dell EMC squashes pair of VMAX virtual appliance bugs

15 Feb 2018 at 3:58pm
vApp Manager contained undocumented default account

Dell EMC has patched two serious flaws in the management interface for its VMAX enterprise storage systems, one of which could potentially allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorised access to systems.?

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