Locking down the remote printer

The Register - Tue, 21/02/2023 - 07:21
No longer a blind spot, printer security is now a grown up conversation says Brother

Sponsored Feature  As businesses journey deeper into an era of restless digital change, it's surprising how inventions from past decades still define the office environment.…

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DNA testing biz vows to improve infosec after criminals break into database it forgot it had

The Register - Mon, 20/02/2023 - 20:30
Settles lawsuit with two states after wider leak that affected millions

A DNA diagnostics company will pay $400,000 and tighten its security in the wake of a 2021 attack where criminals broke into its network and swiped personal data on over two million people from a nine-year-old "legacy" database the company forgot it had.…

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What Mary, Queen of Scots, can teach today’s cybersec royalty

The Register - Mon, 20/02/2023 - 09:30
Tech has changed in 400 years. The rules haven’t

Opinion  Mary, Queen of Scots, was a hapless CEO, even by the standards of 1600s Europe. Mother of the first Stuart King of England, James I (and VI of Scotland; let's not go into that), she was herself the first Stuart monarch to lose both throne and head. She wasn't the last. The family had issues.…

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GoDaddy joins the dots and realizes it's been under attack for three years

The Register - Mon, 20/02/2023 - 02:27
Also: Russia may legalize hacking; Oakland declares ransomware emergency; the CVEs you should know about this week

In brief  Web hosting and domain name concern GoDaddy has disclosed a fresh attack on its infrastructure, and concluded that it is one of a series of linked incidents dating back to 2020.…

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If you're struggling to secure email forwarding, it's not you, it's ... the protocols

The Register - Sun, 19/02/2023 - 09:00
Eggheads prove they can mimic messages and bag bug bounty bucks

Analysis  Over the past two decades, efforts have been made to make email more secure. Alas, defensive protocols implemented during this period, such as SPF, DKIM, and DMARC, remain unable to deal with the complexity of email forwarding and differing standards, a study has concluded.…

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Intruder alert: FBI tackles 'isolated' IT security breach

The Register - Fri, 17/02/2023 - 22:30
Move along, totally nothing to see here

The FBI claims it has dealt with a cybersecurity "incident" that reportedly involved computer systems being used to investigate child sexual exploitation.…

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'Russian hacktivists' claim responsibility for DDoSing German airport websites

The Register - Fri, 17/02/2023 - 18:30
In other words, script kiddies up to shenanigans again

A series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks shut down seven German airports' websites on Thursday, a day after a major IT glitch at Lufthansa grounded flights.…

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Cry Havoc and let slip dogs of war ... there's an upgraded malware server in town

The Register - Fri, 17/02/2023 - 10:30
ThreatLabz finds free alternative to Cobalt Strike and other tools used in the wild

There's a fresh open-source command-and-control (C2) framework on the loose, dubbed Havoc, as an alternative to the popular Cobalt Strike, and other mostly legitimate tools, that have been abused to spread malware.…

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EU lawmakers advise against signing US data pact

The Register - Fri, 17/02/2023 - 09:30
Committee: Something about complaints process being dealt with in total secrecy doesn't sit right

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have urged the European Commission not to issue the "adequacy decision" needed for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF) to officially become the pipeline for data to freely flow from the EU to the States.…

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Antivirus apps are there to protect you – Cisco's ClamAV has a heckuva flaw

The Register - Fri, 17/02/2023 - 06:02
Switchzilla hardware and software need attention, unless you fancy arbitrary remote code execution

Antivirus software is supposed to be an important part of an organization's defense against the endless tide of malware.…

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Norway finds a way to recover crypto North Korea pinched in Axie heist

The Register - Fri, 17/02/2023 - 05:15
Meanwhile South Korea's Do Kwon is sought for fraud by US authorities

Norwegian authorities announced on Thursday that they had recovered $5.9 million of cryptocurrency stolen in the Axie Infinity hack – an incident widely held to have been perpetrated by the Lazarus Group, which has links to North Korea.…

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Google's big security cert log overhaul broke Android apps. Now it's hit undo

The Register - Thu, 16/02/2023 - 22:26
Devs missed warnings plus tons of code relies again on lone open source maintainer

Google this week reversed an overhaul of one of its security-related file formats after the transition broke Android apps.…

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VMware, Windows 11 shafted by Windows Server 2022

The Register - Thu, 16/02/2023 - 20:30
OS won't start on some systems with ESXi VMs, while Win11 updates may not make it to devices

Microsoft is sorting through two issues with Windows Server 2022 that affect VMware virtual machines and updates not getting passed on to Windows 11 devices.…

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More victims of fake crypto investor scam speak to The Register

The Register - Thu, 16/02/2023 - 18:30
UK-based Coin Publishers were conned out of $206,000 after meeting in a Barcelona hotel

Exclusive  When Ahad Shams detailed on Twitter how his company was scammed out of $4 million in cryptocurrency after a face-to-face meeting, Chris Hunter immediately recognized what was going on.…

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ESXiArgs ransomware fights off Team America's data recovery script

The Register - Thu, 16/02/2023 - 01:30
Want a clue to what you’re dealing with? Check the ransom note

That didn't take long.…

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Intel patches up SGX best it can after another load of security holes found

The Register - Wed, 15/02/2023 - 20:40
Plus bugs squashed in Server Platform Services and more

Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) are under the spotlight again after the chipmaker disclosed several newly discovered vulnerabilities affecting the tech, and recommended users update their firmware.…

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Storage security toughen-up for compliance and cyberwar in 2023

The Register - Wed, 15/02/2023 - 12:23
Giving storage platforms enhanced built-in security features will be a significant step toward counteracting the impacts of cybercrime in 2023, Dell experts predict

Sponsored Feature  Cybercriminals tend not to discriminate when it comes to the type of data they steal. Structured or unstructured, both formats contain valuable information that will bring them a profit. From a cybersecurity practitioner's perspective, however, structural state presents specific challenges when it comes to storing and moving sensitive data assets around.…

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Hyundai and Kia issue software upgrades to thwart killer TikTok car theft hack

The Register - Wed, 15/02/2023 - 07:29
Gone in 60 seconds using a USB-A plug and brute force instead of a key

Korean car-makers Hyundai and Kia will issue software updates to some of their models after a method of stealing them circulated on TikTok, leading to many thefts and even some deaths.…

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Apple splats zero-day bug, other gremlins in macOS, iOS

The Register - Wed, 15/02/2023 - 05:27
WebKit flaw 'may have been exploited' – just like Tim Cook 'may have' made a million bucks this week

Apple this week released bug-splatting updates to its operating systems and Safari browser, to fix a zero-day vulnerability in its WebKit browser engine that's reported to have been actively exploited.…

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Russian crook made $90M exploiting stolen info on Tesla, Roku, Avnet, Snap, more

The Register - Wed, 15/02/2023 - 00:58
Undisclosed earnings reports swiped, exploited

A Russian national with ties to the Kremlin exploited stolen upcoming financial filings belonging to hundreds of companies to help him and his associates net more than $90 million.…

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