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‪WannaCry‬pt ransomware note likely written by Google Translate-using Chinese speakers

Signs of machine translation spotted by analysts

Three Nigerians sentenced to 235 years in prison for online scamming

Don't expect princely borrowing emails to stop any time soon

Domains tainted by RoughTed malvertising reap half a billion hits

Some of which comes from Alexa top 500 websites

NHS Digital stopped short of advising against paying off WannaCrypt

Trusts may have had corrupted backups... or none at all

'Cloak and dagger' vuln rolls critical hit against latest Android versions

Updated Malicious combination of legitimate permissions

Ransomware hits Australian hospitals after botched patch

WannaCry? Minister says data is safe, so save your tears for now

Fat-thumbed dev slashes Samba security

Remote code execution in all versions since 3.5.0, so it's patching time!

Democracy-minded DEF CON hackers promise punishing probe on US election computers

Voting machine hacking could turn very ugly

Feeling Locky, punk? Ransomware grew eight-fold last year

Days of future past

64-bit malware threat may be itty-bitty now, but it's only set to grow

Upgrade and they will come

Speaking in Tech: Depressing WannaCrypt postmortem edition

Podcast At least we'll always have #catsinteslas

Network-sniffing, automation, machine learning: How to get better threat intel

When two 'innocent' events on the network are anything but

What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course

Penguinistas, rejoice: Tavis Ormandy lets you fuzz Windows

How good are selfies these days? Good enough to fool Samsung Galaxy S8 biometrics

Iris-scanner defeated with a camera in night mode, a contact lens, and a printer

Last week: 'OpenVPN client is secure!'
This week: 'Unpatched bug in OpenVPN server'

And it's a nasty one if the user you crack has admin rights

Target inks $18.5m deal with US states to settle 2013 data breach

Fines equal around 8 hours of profit, that'll teach them

Media players wide open to malware fired from booby-trapped subtitles

VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time and Stremio were all vulnerable

.Science and .study: Domains of the bookish? More like domains of the JERKS!

Only few bad apples at internet badness hotspots, though

EU security think tank ENISA looks for IoT security, can't find any

Proposes baseline security spec, plus stickers to prove thing-makers have complied

Russian raids sweep up 20 malware scum

Cron job aborted after crims scoop ₽50m and share it to 6,000 bank accounts

7 NSA hack tool wielding follow-up worm oozes onto scene: Hello, no need for any phish!

Why can't you be like a cheerful HHGTTG dolphin overlord?

Quick, better lock down that CISO role. Salaries have apparently hit €1m

Thanks WannaCrypt... Hey, about our new security budget. Oh, you've cut it

Yahoo! retires! bleeding! ImageMagick! to! kill! 0-day! vulnerability!

Purple Palace pays researcher US$778 bounty per byte

Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

Yeah, that'll be secure for sure

Wannacry: Everything you still need to know because there were so many unanswered Qs

Vid How it first spread, Win XP wasn't actually hit, and more

LastPass now supports 2FA auth, completely undermines 2FA auth

Just keep putting those eggs in the one basket, friends

Comodo database glitch causes billing problems

Updated Enter the snag-dragon

Biz overlords need to give a stuff about what they're told by IT crowd

Data breaches smack bottom line, cautions survey

Crooks use WannaCrypt hysteria as hook for BT-branded phishing emails

Confusingly, ISPs are also sending out genuine warnings

Blighty's buying another 17 F-35s, confirms the American government

All F-35Bs for the Navy – but, oddly, isn't set in stone

WannaCrypt: Roots, reasons and why scramble patching won't save you now

Watch your backup

‪There's a ransom-free fix for WannaCry‬pt. Oh snap, you've rebooted your XP box

Sooo... that's not gonna work for you mate

Phishing scum going legit to beat browser warnings

Now that Chrome and Firefox call out HTTP, phisherpholk are getting certified

Don't gripe if you hand your PC to Geek Squad and they rat you out to the Feds – judge

But FBI blunder may let alleged pedo walk free from court

Proposed PATCH Act forces US snoops to quit hoarding code exploits

Bipartisan bill wants to stave off another WannaCry

Three home security systems found to be vulnerable – if hackers were hiding in bushes

Pointblank weaknesses have since been patched

Banking association calls for end of 'screen-scraping'

Fintech firms not that thrilled about the idea

No laptop ban on Euro flights to US... yet

Pilots: Um, you want all those lithium batteries in the hold?

Great Ormond Street children's hospital still offline after WannaCrypt omnishambles

Updated Precautionary disconnect – patients still being looked after

Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

First they came for the activists and I did nothing…

Azure users told they're not WannaCrypt-proof

Microsoft advises how to harden cloudy Windows, cos it runs a cloud not your OS

HP Inc wireless mouse can be spoofed

By our reckoning this means a mouse could let a RAT into your computer

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