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.
2 days 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.…
2 days 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.
Kazakhstan government's root certificate banned inside Chrome and Firefox.
Bucharest could exclude Chinese giant Huawei from its future 5G network, according to a joint statement signed by the Romanian and US presidents and published on Wednesday.
'Single Threat Actor' Suspected; Government Coalition Urges Greater PreventionRansomware-wielding attackers continue to target not just big businesses and large government agencies, but increasingly their smaller counterparts too. In Texas, officials say a campaign tied to a "single threat actor" infected 22 local government agencies on Friday.
Captured through malware and sold on the Dark Web, the "digital fingerprints" of your web browsing can be used to impersonate your identity online, as described in a new report from IntSights.
1 day ago Sorry script kiddies, hacktivism isn't cool anymore: No one cares about stuff that's easy-peasy to defend againstThe Register View Synopsis+1
So much for Beto O'Rourke's cow-related capers
The youthful doings of US presidential wannabe Beto O'Rourke are in sharp decline, according to threat intel biz Recorded Future, which reckons folk have fallen out of love with hacktivism.…
Microsoft is offering up to $30,000 for vulnerabilities found in the new version of its Edge browser.
22 minutes ago 80 suspects arrested in massive business email scam takedownZDNet View Synopsis+1
Police say the mainly-Nigerian network was responsible for the attempted theft of $46 million.
Standard enables more security key options with passwordless a future possibility
GitHub has announced support for the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) security standard.…
Industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty this week released a free and open source tool designed to help organizations check whether their operational technology (OT) devices are vulnerable to Urgent/11 attacks.
Withdrawing from an intelligence sharing agreement with Japan alarmingly expands the scope of their trade dispute beyond being political and economic, making it also about security.
Distributed energy resources such a rooftop solar will create 'a fairly wicked supply chain issue'. How will the sector address organisation culture issues as IT and operational technology are merged?
10 hours ago Steam cleaned of zero-day security holes after Valve turned off by bug bounty snub outrageThe Register View Synopsis+1
Security bod may be invited back into vuln reward program, Half-Life 3 still ain't happening
Games giant Valve is attempting to make nice with the infosec bod who disclosed zero-day exploits for vulnerabilities in Steam after the corporation refused to pay out bug bounties for the flaws.…