Good cybersecurity guidelines are being published, but slow development and approval processes, and long service lives, will guarantee chronic problems.
Facebook has announced the 2019 winners of the Internet Defense Prize, an award offered in partnership with USENIX.
Created in 2014, the award is meant to recognize and reward research that meaningfully makes the Internet more secure. The goal is to reward ideas that go beyond theory and which can be adopted to protect people in practice.
1 day ago 30+ countries, 160,000 emails, $4.2m in cyber-heists… maybe it's time for the Silence hacker crew to change its nameThe Register View Synopsis+1
Russian bank-hacking ring continues its global expansion
The rapidly growing hacking crew dubbed Silence, has - in less than three years - gone from ransacking small regional banks in Eastern Europe to stealing millions from some of the largest international banks.…
1 day ago Stuff like sophisticated government spyware is scary and all - but don't forget, a single .wmv file can pwn you via VLCThe Register View Synopsis+1
Keep your media player, like other apps, up to date: 13 security flaws fixed
VideoLAN has issued an update to address a baker's dozen of CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its widely used VLC player software.…
One way to speed up research? Steal it.
1 day ago Threat Intel for a Global EconomyInfoRiskToday View Synopsis+1
NTT Data's Jaime Chanaga on the Business Impact of CyberthreatsThe World Economic Forum recently identified "cyberattacks and data integrity concerns crippling large parts of the internet" as one of the top 10 global risks. Jaime Chanaga of NTT Data talks about the significance of that announcement and the concerns global security leaders face headed into 2020.
Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ SoCs are normally used in automotive, aviation, consumer electronics, industrial, and military components.
VideoLAN this week released a software update to its highly popular VLC media player to address a dozen vulnerabilities, the most important of which could lead to arbitrary code execution.
1 day ago Huawei goes all <i>Art of War</i> on us: Switches on 'battle mode' and vows to 'dominate the world'The Register View Synopsis+1
You listening, Trump?
An internal memo to Huawei staff sent by boss Ren Zhengfei is long on military metaphors and warns that the company needs to go into "battle mode" to counter trade barriers put up by the United States.…
Con man turned Leonardo DiCaprio movie character turned cybersecurity expert, Frank Abagnale, talks with TechRepublic's Karen Roby about the steps people can take to protect their identity.
10 minutes ago Shhh! Microsoft, Intel, Google and more sign up to the Confidential Computing ConsortiumThe Register View Synopsis+1
You can make your own joke about foxes and hen houses...
The Linux Foundation has signed up the likes of Microsoft and Google for its Confidential Computing Consortium, a group with the laudable goal of securing sensitive data.…
10 minutes ago Tech Giants Join Forces on Confidential ComputingSecurityWeek View Synopsis+1
The Linux Foundation this week announced an industry-wide effort aimed at accelerating the adoption of confidential computing.
10 minutes ago Phishing: These are the companies that hackers impersonate when they try to steal your dataZDNet View Synopsis+1
Just got an email warning that you are locked out of an important account? It might be cyber criminals trying to trick you.
Spyware based on two-year-old AhMyth RAT makes past Play Store's scans, despite not being anything special.
Millions of dollars were stolen from those who have served after their PII was taken.
Cisco informed customers on Wednesday that it has released patches for 17 critical and high-severity vulnerabilities affecting some of its Unified Computing products.
6 hours ago Disgruntled bug-hunter drops Steam zero-day to get back at Valve for refusing him a bountyThe Register View Synopsis+1
EoP bug now free for the world to see after bounty was rejected
A security bod angry at Valve's handling of bug reports has released a zero-day vulnerability affecting the games giant's flagship Steam app.…
Planning and Preparation Are Key to Successfully Adopting FIDO Standards for "Simpler, Stronger Authentication"
11 hours ago The Joy of Six... critical security patches: Cisco small biz switches open to hijacking via web UIThe Register View Synopsis+1
Plus UCS and more gear needs update: Turn it on, download these fixes, crank it up - and rip the KNOB off
Cisco has emitted a fresh round of software updates to address security holes in its network switches and controllers.…