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NSA: We'll move your metadata into /dev/null when you stop suing us

November 29 set as cutoff data for further collection

Bin your Android phone: 1 BILLION mobes can be infected by text message

Good luck getting it patched on non-Nexus kit any time soon – may as well just buy a new one

Unhinged Linux backdoor still poses a nuisance, if not a threat

When is a door not a door? When slapdash coding turns it into a glorified 'off' switch

Gamers Steaming over dumb Valve password vuln

Password reset hole patched, but company stays mum

'Plague Scanner' controls multiple AV engines, for $0.00

Open-sourcery tries to take down commercial AV frameworks

Invisible app ads slug smartmobes with 2GB of daily downloads

Boffins say ad industry to be fleeced ONE BEELLION DOLLARS this year.

Pakistan bans BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Telcos told to switch off BES-as-a-service in December

Ubuntu defibrillates 14.10 for one LAST patch

Utopic Unicorn gets another gallop to leap security rainbow

Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

Watchdog sparks mass recall, sheds light on ridiculous flaw

Vive le Act Patriotique: Liberté, égalité, fraternité, pick any two. No, not those

Le Charteur des Snoopeurs gets go-ahead despite fears

Google burnishes Chrome to patch over 43 bugs

Chocolate Factory hands out over $40,000 in bug bounties to sharp-eyed researchers

Three Estonians jailed for malware spree that infected 4 MILLION computers

But they said sorry before being sent down, so that's OK

John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

Oh yeah, and I hacked it again myself, it was easy peasy

Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

Why the hell connect cars to the net anyway?

Palantir raises $450m in latest fund-raising round

Big Brother software outfit is the toast of Silicon Valley

Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

White hats show how flaky, unloved audio broadcast tech is a massive attack vector

All wristjobs are as insecure as $#@%, reveals unsurprising research

Update 100 per cent – yup, ALL – contain significant vulns

LinkedIn ices over bountiful executive phishing spot

Business networking machine was rife with malicious link bait.

Want longer battery life? Avoid the New York Times and The Grauniad

Web coding changes power consumption on the client, says dev

BURN ALL BLOGS! WordPress has a critical cross-site scripting flaw

Problem lets writers do just about anything to a site, but safety is a click away

Boffins sting spooks with 'HORNET' onion router

Faster node speeds for 'practically unlimited' sources

Choc Factory research shows users just don't get security

Users shirk managers for manual p@sswords claiming: 'Nobody can hack my mind'

US Census Bureau IT systems hacked, data leaked by Anonymous

Another OPM scandal, this is not

Contactless card fraud? Easy. All you need is an off-the-shelf scanner

Which? study finds slurped details are dead easy for crims to abuse online

Investors fling fresh cash at Mike Lynch-backed Darktrace

Former spook-operated biz now worth more than £60m

Four phone hijack bugs revealed in Internet Explorer after Microsoft misses patch deadline

Updated Luckily, it just affects Windows Phone

Cyber poltergeist threat discovered in Internet of Stuff hubs

Hackers can turn your home into an unintentional rave – and there's nowt you can do

Flash zero-day monster Angler dominates exploit kit crime market

If only you could buy shares

Cloudy VMs leak ID details that could allow attacks, says researcher

Hot chips and other kit produce artefacts that let bad guys indentify and isolate VMs

Hacking Team had RATted on Android: Trend Micro

Android had been p0wned from Ice Creams to Jelly Beans

Microsoft launches Advanced Threat Analytics

Pitch: Bust up the 200 day-long hacker party.

OpenSSH server open to almost unlimited password-guessing bug

Six password attempts? How about 10,000?

Jeep hackers broke DMCA, says EFF, and that's stupid

Security by obscurity never works

Microsoft joins attack on 'non-consensual pornography'

Offers erasure of revenge smut selfies from Bing, Xbox, OneDrive

Get root on an OS X 10.10 Mac: The exploit is so trivial it fits in a tweet

Code dive If you want it fixed, upgrade to the El Capitan beta

Security tool bod's hell: People think I wrote code for Hacking Team!

Now he wishes there was an anti-snoop clause in the GPL

Lottery IT security boss guilty of hacking lotto computer to win $14.3m

Bloke rigged systems so he knew which numbers would come next

Hark, the Hacking Team angels sing, it’s not us who’ve actually sinned

Even that Sudan stuff wasn’t actually a weapon

Report links alleged US, Israeli cybercrims with JPMorgan MEGAHACK

Pump-and-dump buck stops with arrests in Florida and Israel

Pakistan wants to copy GCHQ and eavesdrop on world+dog's comms

Spies gonna spy, no matter where in the world they are

Catch 'em while you can! Presenting Druva's virtual open door detector

Sounding alarms over sensitive info exposure

Nigerian prince swaps the sweet talk for keyloggers and exploits

Their emails still reek, but non-English natives don't notice