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War on Error

by John E. Dunn

One day they'll laugh at what we think is secure. Thankfully, we won't be there to hear them...

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HP's Stream laptop shows how confused Microsoft is about cloud computing

August, 19 2014 05:05 PM

HP's Stream laptop shows how confused Microsoft is about cloud computing

Plausible anti-Chromebook fightback or Microsoft throwing oranges at a gorilla? HP has called it the Stream and it’s the first model of what Microsoft hopes will grow into a low-cost notebook niche to take on the Chromebooks that have,...

The NCA has another go at cybercrime 'awareness'. Is anyone listening?

August, 13 2014 12:25 PM

The NCA has another go at cybercrime 'awareness'. Is anyone listening?

Britain's security mandarins are going through the motions. Awareness is not going to dent an issue while the technology is at fault Four in ten UK computer users still don’t install security software on PCs or mobile devices despite the...

SynoLocker NAS ransomware - was February 'PWNED' attack a warning of trouble?

August, 06 2014 02:18 PM

SynoLocker NAS ransomware - was February 'PWNED' attack a warning of trouble?

SynoLocker was not the first malware to target a serious software vulnerability in DiskStation software Could the unprecedented attack on users of Synology’s DiskStation NAS storage drives by ransom malware have been stopped before it...

Google's Project Zero flaw programme - do-gooding spin or a much-needed evolution?

July, 16 2014 04:46 PM

Google's Project Zero flaw programme - do-gooding spin or a much-needed evolution?

It turns out that flaw bounties won't do it on their own. Google is the first to realise this. Germany had its post-WW2 Year Zero, New York has Ground Zero and now Google has added its name to the list with Project Zero, a crack security team the...

Google adopts plain English for new Chrome browser warnings

July, 14 2014 03:39 PM

Google adopts plain English for new Chrome browser warnings

The smallest changes are sometimes the best ones Google is preparing a small but important tweak to the malware warnings thrown up when Chrome encounters a page blacklisted by Safe Browsing security, the firm has sneaked out in a Twitter...

If Brian Krebs is this hated he must be doing some good

June, 30 2014 02:34 PM

If Brian Krebs is this hated he must be doing some good

Journalists are supposed to report cybercrime. Now one of them is regularly on the receiving end. Security journalists are normally pretty much ignored by cyber-criminals but  campaigning security blogger Brian Krebs seems to have got under the...

The Syrian Electronic Army is quieter but still out there

June, 20 2014 02:31 PM

The Syrian Electronic Army is quieter but still out there

Paradoxically, the SEA's attacks 'micro-hacks' against the Sunday Times and The Sun this week suggest that defences are improving So often bitten in the past, website owners appear to be getting to grips with once-feared Syrian Electronic Army...

Cybercrime costs $445 billion a year but that might be the least of it

June, 10 2014 05:53 PM

Cybercrime costs $445 billion a year but that might be the least of it

In a world where governments ape the behaviour of cybercriminals, costs estimates risk missing the point. Cybercrime cost the global economy a staggering-sounding $445 billion in economic losses in 2013, a McAfee-sponsored report from the Center...

Gameover Zeus - the sudden unmasking of cybercrime's most wanted

June, 03 2014 02:59 PM

Gameover Zeus - the sudden unmasking of cybercrime's most wanted

The age of criminal impunity might finally be coming to an end Discount yesterday’s dramatic disruption of the Gameover Zeus botnet and CryptoLocker ransom malware, the real story is that the FBI has decided to name the Russian man, Evgeniy...

Data breaches aren't about credit cards or passwords. What is at risk here are people's identities

May, 30 2014 05:47 PM

Data breaches aren't about credit cards or passwords. What is at risk here are people's identities

Target, eBay and now Office. Why don't more sites use public key encryption systems like OneID? “Unfortunately we have been the subject of a security breach resulting in unauthorised access to your Office.co.uk account,” read the...

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