British boffins say aircraft could fly on trash, cutting pollution debt by 80%

The Register - Tue, 17/10/2023 - 08:30
Domestic jets can use 'municipal solid waste' to fly the friendly skies

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) made from sources other than fossil fuels have the potential to reduce emissions by up to 80 percent, UK researchers have found.…

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Will you meet the directive?

The Register - Tue, 17/10/2023 - 04:06
Your guide to SEC, DoD 8140.3 and NIS2 changes with the SANS Cyber Compliance Countdown

Sponsored Post  Imminent changes to cyber security regulations in the US and Europe demand that public and private sector organizations on both side of the Atlantic keep a close eye on their compliance.…

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We're not in e-Kansas anymore: State courts reel from 'unauthorized incursion'

The Register - Mon, 16/10/2023 - 18:32
Fax, post, and human messengers can still be used for filing vital evidence

An unspecified security incident is forcing many state courts across Kansas to rely on paper filings, and it may have continue to do so for weeks, a state judge has warned.…

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BLOODALCHEMY provides backdoor to southeast Asian nations' secrets

The Register - Mon, 16/10/2023 - 16:15
Sophisticated malware devs believed to be behind latest addition to toolset of China-aligned attackers

Security researchers have uncovered a backdoor used in attacks against governments and organizations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).…

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Regulator, insurers and customers all coming for Progress after MOVEit breach

The Register - Mon, 16/10/2023 - 03:58
Also, CISA cataloging new ransomware data points, 17k WP sites hijacked by malware in Sept., and more critical vulns

Infosec in brief  The fallout from the exploitation of bugs in Progress Software's MOVEit file transfer software continues, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now investigating the matter, and lots of affected parties seeking compensation. …

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530K people's info feared stolen from cloud PC gaming biz Shadow

The Register - Fri, 13/10/2023 - 19:57
Will players press start to continue with this outfit?

Shadow, which hosts Windows PC gaming in the cloud among other services, has confirmed criminals stole a database containing customer data following a social-engineering attack against one of its employees.…

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Thwarted ransomware raid targeting WS_FTP servers demanded just 0.018 BTC

The Register - Fri, 13/10/2023 - 19:15
Early attempt to exploit latest Progress Software bug spotted in the wild

An early ransomware campaign against organizations by exploiting the vulnerability in Progress Software's WS_FTP Server was this week spotted by security researchers.…

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Calls for Visual Studio security tweak fall on deaf ears despite one-click RCE exploit

The Register - Fri, 13/10/2023 - 16:28
Two years on and Microsoft refuses to address the issue

Perceived weaknesses in the security of Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE are being raised once again this week with a fresh single-click exploit.…

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Can open source be saved from the EU's Cyber Resilience Act?

The Register - Fri, 13/10/2023 - 15:45
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and for open source this is a well meaning cluster fudge

Opinion  When I was in Bilbao recently for the Open Source Summit Europe event, the main topic of conversation was the European Union's (EU) Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). Everyone – and I mean everyone – mentioned it. Why? Because pretty much everyone with an open source clue sees it as strangling open source software development.…

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Equifax scores £11.1M slap on wrist over 2017 mega breach

The Register - Fri, 13/10/2023 - 13:46
Not quite a pound for every one of the 13.8 million affected UK citizens, and it could have been more

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Equifax a smidge over £11 million ($13.6 million) for severe failings that put millions of consumers at risk of financial crime.…

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Squid games: 35 security holes still unpatched in proxy after 2 years, now public

The Register - Fri, 13/10/2023 - 01:21
We'd like to say don't panic … but maybe?

35 vulnerabilities in the Squid caching proxy remain unfixed more than two years after being found and disclosed to the open source project's maintainers, according to the person who reported them.…

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Everest cybercriminals offer corporate insiders cold, hard cash for remote access

The Register - Thu, 12/10/2023 - 13:42
The ransomware gang changes identities more than Jason Bourne

The Everest ransomware group is stepping up its efforts to purchase access to corporate networks directly from employees amid what researchers believe to be a major transition for the cybercriminals.…

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Building cyber resilience with data vaults

The Register - Thu, 12/10/2023 - 13:29
How continuous data protection and isolated cyber recovery vaults provide effective defense against ransomware

Sponsored Feature  In August 2023, Danish hosting subsidiaries CloudNordic and AzeroCloud were on the receiving end of one of the most serious ransomware attacks ever made public by a cloud services company.…

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US construction giant unearths concrete evidence of cyberattack

The Register - Thu, 12/10/2023 - 11:55
Simpson Manufacturing yanks systems offline, warns of ongoing disruption

Simpson Manufacturing Company yanked some tech systems offline this week to contain a cyberattack it expects will "continue to cause disruption."…

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HM Government has partnered with SANS to train cyber security experts

The Register - Thu, 12/10/2023 - 09:42

Partner Content  According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 26 percent of medium businesses, 37 percent of large businesses and 25 percent of high-income charities have experienced cyber crime in the last 12 months.…

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US Navy sailor admits selling secret military blueprints to China for $15K

The Register - Wed, 11/10/2023 - 20:42
Worth it for 20 years behind bars?

A US Navy service member pleaded guilty yesterday to receiving thousands of dollars in bribes from a Chinese spymaster in exchange for passing on American military secrets.…

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CISOs' salary growth slows – with pay gap widening

The Register - Wed, 11/10/2023 - 15:36
We still doubt any infosec leaders will be going without heating this winter

The gap between the top and bottom-earning CISOs is growing wider, with the highest-paid execs having their salaries increased at three times the rate of those at the lower echelons.…

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From chaos to cadence: Celebrating two decades of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday

The Register - Wed, 11/10/2023 - 14:01
IT folks look back on 20 years of what is now infosec tradition

Feature  Twenty years ago this month, Microsoft did something pretty revolutionary at the time when it formalized the Windows software release schedule.…

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curl vulnerabilities ironed out with patches after week-long tease

The Register - Wed, 11/10/2023 - 11:05
The coordinated disclosure didn’t quite go to plan, though

After a week of rampant speculation about the nature of the security issues in curl, the latest version of the command line transfer tool was finally released today.…

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What to expect when the UK-US Data Bridge comes into force this week

The Register - Wed, 11/10/2023 - 10:15
Britain's privacy watchdog still not happy that agreement 'appropriately' protects sensitive data

Opinion  The UK Extension to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (aka Data Bridge) will enter into force on October 12, allowing certifying entities to easily transfer personal data from the UK to the US.…

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