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Next-gen Tor to use distributed RNG, 55-character addresses

Numbers so random no one can predict how random they'll be

MITRE fighter says CVE delays are no laughing matter, names bug ROFL in branding protest

AusCERT Hopes Rocket Overloaded Flags Liability spurs adoption of DWF bug IDs

VXer group ramps up malware to attack Indian embassies

"Operation Ke3chang" updates 'Tidepool' malware to target MS Word mess

IETF spikes government metadata collection with DNS request crypto plan

RFC calling for DNS encryption would make it much harder for spooks to know where you surf

Pastejack attack turns your clipboard into a threat

CTRL-V vector turns "not evil" into "evil" without the target noticing

Microsoft bans common passwords that appear in breach lists

Azure Active Directory no longer allows the likes of 'M!cr0$0ft' to gain entry

Apple hires crypto-wizard Jon Callas to beef up security

Preparing for President Trump or Clinton

SWIFT CEO promises security improvements

Humble piece comes in five slices

Insure against a cyberwhat now? How the heck do we crunch those numbers?

Pushing for creation of cyberattack database

Google to kill passwords on Android, replace 'em with 'trust scores'

Hello, privilege escalation attacks

LinkedIn mass hack reveals ... yup, you're all still crap at passwords

'Linkedin'? 'P4ssw0rd'? '123456'? Come on, people

Pointless features add to browser bloat and insecurity

83 per cent of browser features are used by under one per cent of top websites

ENISA / Europol almost argue against crypto backdoors

Malware and keyloggers are better, we think they're saying

Password reuse bot steals creds from weak sites, logs in to banks

If your Netflix password is your banking password, you'll get what you deserve

Google security man reveals Allo will encrypt chats - sometimes.

Choose your own adventure: Features and spies, or boring freedom.

Troll seeks toll because iPhones work

Make a phone call, breach a patent

Want a better password? Pretend you eat kale. We won't tell anyone

Everybody loves somebody sometime, so 'iloveyou' is easier to guess than 'ilovekale'

Swiss CERT publishes reveals details of defence contractor hack

Crims watched Active Directory closely, then sprung their attack with off-the-shelf malware

DMA Locker: One time joke, now next big ransomware threat

Exploit kits on board as devs fix crypto flaws and harden up cash-for-data code

Xen says new patch is 'simple and crude' and warns against using it

Bug means log file can grow until it fills your disk

Guccifer fesses up to Clinton hacks

Romanian hacker to plead guilty

Surrey teen charged over Mumsnet hack attack

Met also conducts interviews about 'swatting'

Apple: Another bug fix. Er, thanks, GCHQ

Things that make you go hmmm...

Malaysians using South African cards pinch US$12.7m in Japan

100 frothing fraudsters smash convenience stores in early morning raids

Shuttered Instagram holes opened 20 million accounts to hijack

Phone numbers exposed in borked verification portal

Snowden: NBN leaker raids a 'misuse' of Australian Federal Police

NSA nemesis says Australia's surveillance state is even nastier than the USA's

Google releases v4 Safe Browsing API

Older versions on deprecation schedule

SWIFT moves on security in wake of hacking attacks

'cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack

Tech support locker scam poses as failed Microsoft Update

Invalid product key scam on the up

Hacked in a public space? Thanks, HTTPS

Kali Linux, laptop, coffee - hack on!

60 per cent of Androids exposed by new attack on mediaserver

Yet again, the fix would be proper vetting of code in Google Play and other app stores

Japan on Olympic hacking mission to test utilities, trains, telcos

Penetration testing wing to launch next year

Bangladesh government domain turned into toxic phishing hole

.gov.bd sites used by parties unknown to spawn phish from UK host

Inside the world's second worst exploit toolkit

Going Nuclear

Android Pay may, er, pay... providing it gets over security hurdle

Electro-wallet hit by malware worries

LinkedIn plays down '117 million users' breach data sale

All encryption isn’t created equal, says expert

Hacker finds flaw in teleconference tool used by US Army, NASA and CERN

Like we need another reason to hate videoconferences

White hats bake TeslaCrypt master key into universal decryptor

Ransomware authors appear to have given up and gone home

Hacker rescues Hollywood house from URL scam squatters

Domain squatters siphon Javascript to fake you out

Android Lollipop sucks at security, says researcher

Opaque apps mean you're not clicking what you think you're clicking

Suckfly: The hacking group targeting India but taking weekends off

State-sponsored hackers without overtime?

SEC warns cybersecurity is biggest threat to financial system

Comes as regulator introduces new crowdfunding rules