British spooks find hole in Microsoft Defender and Security Essentials
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Vole rushes to patch


Microsoft has posted an out-of-band security update to fix a remote code execution flaw in its Malware Protection Engine.

Torvalds rants about security
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:28

Torvalds rants about security


It is not about security it is about bugs

Internet’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds, has waded into the security industry for forgetting that bugs cause most problems.

Russians confirm hacking Intel’s ME
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Monday, 13 November 2017 11:42

Russians confirm hacking Intel’s ME


Oh those Russians
 

The Russian outfit which claimed to hack Intel's secretive Management Engine has given some more details as to how it did it.

Microsoft spills the beans on locked down Windows 10 machines
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How to be highly secure

Software King of the World Microsoft has revealed that if you want PCs or laptops to be secure you must have certain hardware features.

IoT botnet reaching Godzilla standards
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Monday, 23 October 2017 11:22

IoT botnet reaching Godzilla standards


No one does anything

A huge botnet which is based around internet of things devices is getting so big it will be able to apply for UN membership and get its version of “Botnet’s got talent”.

Securities watchdog snuffles Toshiba again
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:51

Securities watchdog snuffles Toshiba again


Not sure about this nuclear claim

It seems that Toshiba can’t get a break. Japan’s securities watchdog is investigating its latest earnings statement to see if it properly handled losses incurred by its US nuclear unit.

Wi-Fi security protocol borked
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:39

Wi-Fi security protocol borked


Easy to hack

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wi-fi connections is borked and wireless internet traffic is a doddle to attack

Apple showed encrypted passwords in plain text
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High noon on High Sierra.

Apple’s security superiority over Windows has been highlighted yet again as the macOS High Sierra exposed the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes in plain text.

HPE let Russians look at Pentagon’s code
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:29

HPE let Russians look at Pentagon’s code


What could be wrong with that?

HPE could be in trouble after Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defence agency to review the inner workings of cyber defence software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks.

Tame Apple Press discovers that Macs are less secure than PCs
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But that means that Apple has been lying to us

Reporters at the International Business Times were shocked to discover that their Apple Macs, which they have been insisting were more secure than PCs, are actually a doddle to knock over.