Apple claims its opening of the kernel was deliberate
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A deliberate own goal

Yesterday we ran a story which said Apple may have cocked up by forgetting to encrypt its kernel. Now Jobs' Mob has claimed it did it deliberately.

Apple’s latest security mess
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Opened up the kernel for inspection

With its release of iOS 10 Apple appears to have forgotten to encrypt the kernel, leaving security researchers baffled and virus writers rubbing their paws with glee.

Microsoft stuffs up update
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MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch breaks group policy settings

Software giant Microsoft has admitted that its MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch will cause headaches for system administrators.

Beware Intel’s secret CPU inside
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It takes over your PC

New Intel x86 processors have a secret control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine and according a security expert it exposes all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks.

Most phishing emails are ransomware
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Because ID theft is too much like hard work

A new report suggests that about 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware.

FBI has a novel way of dealing with security researchers
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Expose rubbish security and we will arrest you

If you find shedloads of personal data freely available on a US software company’s server it is probably better to keep your mouth shut and let them be taken down by hackers.

Serious security flaw in Qualcomm packages
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Found in hundreds of Android phone models

FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.

Police can demand fingerprint phone unlocking, but not passcodes
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Touch ID comes under fire with 5th Amendment


In the United States, police can now force an individual to unlock their own smartphone using fingerprints, but are prevented by the 5th amendment from demanding any passcodes, an LAPD warrant discovered in March 2016 now reveals.

Blackberry open to the cops since 2010
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So much for that myth

Blackberry’s encryption security is a myth and the Canadian coppers have had access to every encrypted piece of data on its network since 2010.

Great Firewall of China's creator uses VPN to by-pass creation
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Fang Binxing de-fanged by his own creation

The bloke who invented China’s internet censorship infrastructure, known as the Great Firewall of China, was blocked when he tried to get around his own creation.