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The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

The way Linux handles user permissions could still lead to potential misuse, security researchers say read more »

Ofcom fended off 1,600 cyberattacks in two months, FoI request reveals

SQL injection attacks a running sore read more »

Cabinet Office seeking suppliers for GOV.UK Verify

Maximum of ten suppliers to join current five for four-year, £150 million framework contract read more »

This Linux grinch could put a hole in your security stocking

A potential flaw in how Linux handles access rights could give attackers entry, a security firm charges read more »

Google's work on full encryption chugs along, with Yahoo's help

Code has been migrated to GitHub to foster involvement from the wider tech community read more »

After the Snowden leaks, 700m act to avoid NSA spying

Nearly 700 million people worldwide have taken steps to protect their privacy from NSA surveillance, according to an international internet security survey read more »

Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The latest message is accompanied by more leaked emails read more »

Google's chairman: NSA revelations forced us to lock down data

Eric Schmidt defended the company's efforts to secure data, but some question its own collection practices read more »

Sony hackers release more data, promise ‘Christmas gift’

Weeks after hack, Sony continues to see corporate data leaked on the Internet read more »

IT and end users are far apart on critical data access

Too much security complacency in the IT department read more »

Cisco buying Neohapsis for security brainpower

The small Chicago firm will add to Cisco's security services expertise read more »

Microsoft takes slow, cautious path to protecting IE against POODLE

Microsoft yesterday added an optional anti-POODLE defense to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). read more »

Public Services Network compliance 'far too complicated', government admits

Cabinet Office currently piloting new process with a view to implementing it next month read more »

IBM: CISO's outgunned in the cybercrime coral

IBM's third annual Chief Information Security Officer study makes grgim reading read more »

Open authentication spec from FIDO Alliance moves beyond passwords

An open industry alliance released specs Tuesday that promise to secure online communications without passwords. read more »

Hitachi finger vein scanner could secure large venues

A "walkthrough-stye" scanner would require a simple wave of the hand to open gates read more »

Vodafone blocks Chaos Computer Club site, fueling 'Net censorship concerns in UK

Over-blocking is a common issue with Internet filters run by ISPs in the U.K., digital rights group says read more »

The POODLE flaw returns, this time hitting TLS security protocol

HTTPS website owners advised to check their websites again read more »

Hackers leak top Sony executives' emails

The hackers have released more confidential data and reissued threats against the company read more »

Forgotten subdomains boost risk of account hijacking, other attacks

Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers read more »


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