FTC’s chief technology officer dispels myth
Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Cranor, who is the US FTC’s technology guru, has debunked a myth that it is a good idea to change your password often.
Judge orders a retrial
Fruity cargo cult Apple has sort of won an appeal against a patent licensing outfit.
Damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t
Troubled smartphone maker, Blackberry had some good news today, but it is fair to say its shareholders reacted rather badly.
Five years after buying it
Chipzilla has run out of ideas about what it is going to do with it its security business and is apparently planning to flog it off.
A deliberate own goal
Yesterday we ran a story which said Apple may have cocked up by forgetting to encrypt its kernel. Now Jobs' Mob has claimed it did it deliberately.
Opened up the kernel for inspection
With its release of iOS 10 Apple appears to have forgotten to encrypt the kernel, leaving security researchers baffled and virus writers rubbing their paws with glee.
MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch breaks group policy settings
Software giant Microsoft has admitted that its MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch will cause headaches for system administrators.
It takes over your PC
New Intel x86 processors have a secret control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine and according a security expert it exposes all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks.
Because ID theft is too much like hard work
A new report suggests that about 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware.
Expose rubbish security and we will arrest you
If you find shedloads of personal data freely available on a US software company’s server it is probably better to keep your mouth shut and let them be taken down by hackers.