US Air Force probes targeted malware attack, blames... er, the US Navy? What?

22 May 2019 at 2:59pm
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.?

Bug-hunter reveals another 'make me admin' Windows 10 zero-day ? and vows: 'T...

22 May 2019 at 3:59am
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.?

G Suite'n'sour: Google resets passwords after storing some unhashed creds for...

22 May 2019 at 12:00am
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.?

iPhone gyroscopes, of all things, can uniquely ID handsets on anything earlie...

21 May 2019 at 11:25am
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.?

Sophos tells users to roll back Microsoft's Patch Tuesday run if they want PC...

20 May 2019 at 3:15pm
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.?

Boeing admits 737 Max sims didn't accurately reproduce what flying without MC...

20 May 2019 at 2:28pm
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.?

Let adware be treated as malware, Canuck boffins declare after breaking open ...

20 May 2019 at 10:05am
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...

CIA traitor spy thrown in the clink for selling secrets to China. Stack Overf...

18 May 2019 at 10:01am
...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.?

Giga-hurts radio: Terrorists build Wi-Fi bombs to dodge cops' cellphone jammers

17 May 2019 at 8:30pm
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.?

It's not chicken feed: Million-dollar meal deal for livestock sabotaged by ha...

17 May 2019 at 5:30pm
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.?

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