Chrome add-on warns netizens when they use a leaked password. Sometimes, they...

16 Aug 2019 at 8:57pm
Alerted to exposed credentials, users do something about it roughly a quarter of the time

Between February and March this year, after Google released a Chrome extension called Password Checkup to check whether people's username and password combinations had been stolen and leaked from website dat...

NSA asks Congress to permanently reauthorize spying program that was so shamb...

16 Aug 2019 at 8:09pm
You never know, we might figure out how not to screw up in future

Analysis In the clearest possible sign that the US intelligence services live within their own political bubble, the director of national intelligence has asked Congress to reauthorize a spying program that the NSA itself decided t...

Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning we...

16 Aug 2019 at 6:45pm
Sandbox services are bursting with sensitive info from unwitting companies

Companies are inadvertently leaving confidential files on the internet for anyone to download ? after uploading the documents to malware-scanning websites that make everything public.?

And you thought the cops were bad... Civil rights group warns of facial recog...

16 Aug 2019 at 3:30pm
Shopping centres, museums and conference centres all found to be using tech

Facial recognition is being extensively deployed on privately owned sites across the UK, according to an investigation by civil liberties group Big Brother Watch.?

Police costs for Gatwick drone fiasco double to nearly 900k ? and still no o...

16 Aug 2019 at 8:03am
Omnishambles just keeps on rolling and you're paying for it

Sussex Police's probe of the infamous London Gatwick airport drone fiasco of Christmas 2018 has doubled in cost to nearly 900,000 ? and the bungling force still hasn't arrested the person or persons responsible.?

Security? We've heard of it! But why be a party pooper when there's printing ...

16 Aug 2019 at 7:04am
The boss that went rogue and cocked a snook at the corporate policy he wrote

On Call With the gateway to the weekend upon us, it is time to crack open the On Call files once again to enjoy a tale from one of those brave engineers at the front line of the tech world.?

Bomb-hoaxing DoSer who targeted police in revenge was caught after Twitter ta...

15 Aug 2019 at 12:23pm
Mostly the public adversely affected

A young man who DoSed two British police forces' websites has been sentenced to 16 months in a young offenders' institution.?

How dodgy browser plugins, web scripts can silently rewrite that URL you were...

15 Aug 2019 at 7:08am
Clickjacking code found on sites with 43 million daily visits total

Analysis Clickjacking, which came to the attention of security types more than a decade ago, continues to thrive, despite defenses deployed since then by browser makers.?

World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government sno...

15 Aug 2019 at 6:29am
Thinking US again? You'd be wrong

Comment In a report that has left lawmakers across the globe reeling, the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday claimed a smartphone maker helped government officials in Uganda access encrypted texts on a handset used by one of its own citizens, and track the device's...

Intel: Listen up, you NUC-leheads! Mini PCs and compute sticks just got a maj...

14 Aug 2019 at 9:59pm
Chipzilla patches firmware, drivers, SDKs

Hot on the heels of Patch Tuesday fixes from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and SAP, Intel has dropped its monthly security bundle to address a series of seven CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its firmware and software.?

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