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Mirai author named as operator of DDOS protection service

Krebs says he's fingered author of epic IoT DDoS code

'Beeeellion-dollar' mastercrooks in hotel, restaurant blitzkrieg

Carbanak: It's not just a caramel-flavoured choc-trocity. It's also malware

Trump inauguration DDoS protest is 'illegal', warn securobods

Whitehouse.gov down?

ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to dodge totalitarian censorship

Known oppressive regimes including Egypt, and er... the UK? Oh, the IP Act is law...

What's the biggest danger to the power grid? Hackers? Terrorists? Er, squirrels

Video Turns out Mother Nature is a killer for power and people

Chrome dev explains how modern browsers make secure UI just about impossible

The 'LINE OF DEATH' between safe content and untrustworthy stuff is receding every year

Insecure Hadoop installs next in 'net scum crosshairs

Because MongoDB, Elasticsearch ransomware attacks are sooo last week

Adobe's naughty Chrome telemetry code had XSS problem

Since patched, but a bad look for Adobe when it can't even get snoopware right

Silence is golden: How Google hunts Android malware in the wild

When mobes and gadgets stop verifying app installations, you're gonna have a bad time

College fires IT admin, loses access to Google email, successfully sues IT admin for $250,000

Sacked techie claims school retaliated over race complaint

'Ancient' Mac backdoor discovered that targets medical research firms

More secure than PC? Ha!

Ooooh, that's NASty. Security-watchers warn over man-in-the-middle risk

Small flaws, but they add up

Hacker cracks Facebook with remote code execution bug

ImageMagick exploit earns chap US$40k bug bounty

Ransomware scum infect cancer non-profit

Cyber-bastards lower bar

SOHOpeless routers offer hard-coded credentials and command injection bugs

Researcher says Zyxel and Billion kit in Thailand, and probably beyond, are rotten

Kill it with fire: US-CERT urges admins to firewall off Windows SMB

Shadow Brokers may have loosed a zero-day so you're better safe than sorry

Credential-stuffers enjoy up to 2% attack success rate – report

It's kinda easy when all the passwords are 1234567

Mega UK hospitals trust Barts says IT borkage was due to trojan – not ransomware

Oh, well, that's all right then

Ransomware brutes smacked 1 in 3 NHS trusts last year

One was hit 19 times over 12 months

Devs reverse-engineer 16,000 Android apps, find secrets and keys to AWS accounts

It's 2017 and developers are still doing really dumb things

Dodgy Dutch developer built backdoors into thousands of sites

Update Then hoovered out users' personal data, stole identities galore and spent up big

911 app is a joke, says security researcher Randy Westergren

'Panic Button' could be pressed by miscreants, repeatedly

Dovecot mailserver graded 'nearly impenetrable'

Security audit of popular-with-service-providers package produces surprised smiles

French spies warn politicians of hack risk as election draws near

Authorities uneasy in wake of alleged Russian interference in US presidential race

Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches

Microsoft security boffins throw fresh CVEs at unpatched OS, emerge smiling

Google reveals its servers all contain custom security silicon

Even the servers it colocates (!) says new doc detailing Alphabet sub's security secrets

Brilliant phishing attack probes sent mail, sends fake attachments

UPDATE Strategy_Doc.PDF from the next cubicle is actually a portal to p0wnage

Just give up: 123456 is still the world's most popular password

Data diggers' dumpster dive demonstrates dumb and dumberer defences

Promising compsci student sold key-logger, infects 16,000 machines, pleads guilty, faces jail

What a Shames

US Marines seek more than a few good men (3,000 men and women, actually) for cyber-war

From the phones of Montezuma to the servers of Tripoli

Playpen child sex abuse archive admin gets 20 years in the Big House

49 kids rescued so far

UK's largest hospital trust battles Friday 13th malware outbreak

Plug pulled on Barts Health computer gear to prevent cyber-disease spread

Google floats prototype Key Transparency to tackle secure swap woes

♪ I've got the key, I've got the secreeeee-eeet ♪

Pirates, pirates, whatchu gonna do? Advertisers cop a visit from PIPCU

Someone's keeping the neckbeards in Doritos

Oh, for F...acebook: Critics bash WhatsApp encryption 'backdoor'

Updated Don't panic, there's nothing to fear, insists green messenger

EU policy makers consider FRAND licensing of machine-generated data

Anonymised app data silos impede movement

WordPress plugs eight holes in latest release

Cross-site scripting, request forgery, and more!

MongoDB hackers now sacking ElasticSearch

Open season on open services

Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

Stunned security experts tear strips off president-elect pick hours after announcement

ISC squishes BIND packet-of-death bugs

DNS servers are crashable until they're patched

Donald Trump will take cybersecurity advice from, um, Rudy Giuliani

♪ Stop your messin' around, better think of your future ♪

Thanks, Obama: NSA to stream raw intelligence into FBI, DEA and pals

Gee, what a lovely parting gift by outgoing US prez