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Investors accuse FedEx of lying, stock dumping after NotPetya attack

4 hours 36 min ago
This is the second such suit, with shareholders asking why execs sold $40m+ of their shares while downplaying the ransomware attack.

Google pulls more fake adblockers from Chrome Web Store

5 hours 25 min ago
Google has again been reprimanded for not spotting fake extensions impersonating popular brands in its Chrome Web Store.

Could EarEcho change the way we authenticate our phones?

6 hours 3 min ago
Researchers have discovered a way to use wireless earbuds as a biometric authentication system.

Two charged with tech-support scamming the elderly for $10m

6 hours 18 min ago
The tech-support scammers were allegedly part of a network of crooks in the US and India who conned about 7,500 victims.

WannaCry – and why it never went away

6 hours 45 min ago
WannaCry still hasn't died out, more than two years after the original attack. We went live to find out why...

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

6 hours 48 min ago
From the Simjacker phone hack to IBM's cloud-based quantum computer - and everything in between. It's the weekly security roundup.

Server-squashing zero-day published for phpMyAdmin tool

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:22
A researcher has just published a zero-day security bug in one of the web's most popular database administration software packages.

IBM’s new 53-qubit quantum ‘mainframe’ is live in the cloud

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:10
IBM has boosted its growing stable of quantum computers with a new 53-quantum bit (qubit) device, the most powerful ever offered for commercial use.

Report: Use of AI surveillance is growing around the world

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 06:47
It's not just China: at least 75 out of 176 countries globally are actively using AI technologies for surveillance purposes, research shows.

Facebook Libra rejected by France as “dangerous”

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 05:57
France finance minister: Libra won't be allowed onto European soil.

Air Force to offer up a satellite to hackers at Defcon 2020

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:42
This year, the Air Force presented vetted hackers with a plane's subsystem, which they duly tore up. Next year, it will be a satellite.

Researchers find 737 million medical images exposed on the internet

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 07:45
Of the 2,300 archiving systems looked at, 590 were accessible from the internet, exposing 24 million medical records from 52 countries.

US files suit against Snowden to keep book profits out of his hands

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 07:32
The government, alleging that Snowden violated NDAs with the CIA and NSA, isn't looking to stop the book's publication or distribution.

S2 Ep9: DDoSes, privacy and network hacks – Naked Security Podcast

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 07:15
The latest Naked Security Podcast is live - listen now!

No surprises in the top 25 most dangerous software errors

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 03:58
An in-depth study of reported bugs has produced a list of the top 25 bug categories in software today - with some old familiar names topping the list.

WannaCry – the worm that just won’t die

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:58
WannaCry never went away - it just became less obvious.

Is $100 million enough to save the web from ads?

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:33
Mozilla, Creative Commons and Coil are teaming up to launch a $100m fund to drive out advertising and advocate privacy across the web.

Leaky database spills data on 20 million Ecuadorians and businesses

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:21
Included are deep details on 7 million minors, one grownup named Julian Assange, and perhaps a few million deceased Ecuadorians.

Common storage and router devices are still hopelessly broken

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:26
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by that shiny new router or network-attached storage (NAS) device - the chances are that it’s no more secure than its predecessors.

Teenage gamer jailed over lethal swatting

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:57
Casey Viner got into a spat over a $1.50 wager in a Call of Duty World War II game that led to the fatal shooting of an innocent man.


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