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12 hours ago Ex-NSA employee gets 5.5 years in prison for taking home classified info

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Former NSA employee suspected to be at the heart of the NSA-Kaspersky saga sentenced today.

3 hours ago Infinite Campus DDoS attack impedes access to student data

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The latest DDoS wave to strike the system is "50 times greater" than previous attacks.

1 hour ago Google actually listens to users, hands back cookies and rethinks Chrome auto sign-in

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Hides don't-be-creepy switch in browser settings as spectre of GDPR looms

Stung by criticism over its creepy cookie hoarding and automatic sign-in in Chrome, Google has pulled a swift U-turn. Kind of.

21 minutes ago Midterm Election Security: Why Patching Is a Critical Issue

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Many of the computer devices to be used for electronic voting in November's midterm elections have unpatched older operating systems that make them vulnerable, says Darien Kindlund, a data scientist at the cybersecurity firm Insight Engines, which advises governments and others.

1 day ago Microsoft 'kills' passwords, throws up threat manager, APIs Graph Security

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Cloud lineup gets security overhaul with 2FA and new monitoring tools

Ignite Microsoft is beefing up the security in its cloud services lineup with a handful of unveilings today at this year's Ignite conference.

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11 hours ago U.S. Unveils First Step Toward New Online Privacy Rules

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The US administration called Tuesday for public comments on a "new approach to consumer data privacy" that could trigger fresh regulations of internet companies.

37 minutes ago The top 10 security challenges SMBs face

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SMBs are at an increased risk for cyberattacks, including ransomware, DDoS attacks, and insider exfiltration, according to a Cisco report.

1 day ago Microsoft offers completely passwordless authentication for online apps

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Phone-based authentication is the way forward instead.

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8 minutes ago SMBs face costs of up to $2.5 million after a data breach

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Over half of SMBs have now had a taste of how disastrous the consequences of a data breach can be.

21 minutes ago Can't read my... broker face: Premium Credit back online a week after cyber attack

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Signs so far show no data leak

UK-based insurance services firm Premium Credit has hauled itself back online following a malware-based attack that struck the business over a week ago.

1 hour ago Cisco: Linux kernel FragmentSmack bug now affects 88 of our products

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Cisco's list of products with a Linux kernel denial-of-service flaw is growing.

1 hour ago How to thwart rogue staff: Tune in today to our live insider threat webcast

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Experts brief Reg readers on how to keep bad actors at bay

Broadcast On 26 September 2018 at 10am PDT, 11am MT, 6pm UK, we'll have a studio full of experts lined up to talk about insider threats and how even the best organisations can suffer from occasional bouts of "bad employee syndrome".

1 hour ago Android spyware in development plunders WhatsApp data, private conversations

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The malware's code hosts a variety of surveillance functions and is available to the public.

2 hours ago Linux Kernel Vulnerability Affects Red Hat, CentOS, Debian

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Qualys has disclosed the details of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can be exploited by a local attacker for privilege escalation. The flaw, dubbed "Mutagen Astronomy," affects certain versions of the Red Hat, CentOS and Debian distributions.

3 hours ago Canadian security boss ain't afraid of no Huawei, sees no reason for ban

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They know how to test kit for backdoors, apparently

Canadian Center for Cyber Security chief Scott Jones has told a parliamentary committee there's no need for the country to cut Chinese comms giant Huawei out of its 5G rollout.