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Uni security manager offers his best half-dozen breach responses AusCERT Audio  Security and forensics man Ashley Deuble has outlined the six stages of good incident response that if followed could bring an enterprise in line with Fortune 50 best practice.…

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NCSC will address best practices and incident response The UK government has released the prospectus for its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), ahead of the launch of the facility this Autumn.…

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Optical timepieces tick closer to reality and stretch the lifespan of the standard second Optical clocks are already so accurate that you can expect them to be out by a second every 15 billion years, but they suffer from frequent downtime.…

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Redmond assumes closing nagware dialog means 'yes', says that's by design Microsoft is hurt and disappointed that people would think it was trying to “trick” them with a confusing Windows 10 upgrade dialog that scheduled an upgrade without users explicitly agreeing to do so.…

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Freelancer-finding site Fiverr boots out sellers, but DDOS prices are plunging everywhere Freelancer-finding site Fiverr has booted out users offering distributed denial of service attack for-hire groups for as low as US$5.…

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A new tree sprouts on android.googlesource.com Android might just be coming to the Raspberry Pi.…

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But will anyone care? The venerable ICSA Laboratories – these days a subsidiary of Verizon – has added Internet of Things certification to its cyber security certification.…

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Crims make four bucks a click if you still care about Cecil Shorts III or weekend newsreaders Symantec boffin Satnam Narang says some 2500 Twitter accounts, including those of journalists and other notables, have been compromised and used to sling pornography and links for dating sites.…

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'Pisloader' hides instructions in plain sight Palo Alto Networks researchers say the Webky group is using DNS (domain name system) requests as their command and control channel.…

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Feds keep browser flaw in the hoard A US District Court judge has tossed out evidence gathered by the FBI from Tor users, because the Feds wouldn't reveal how exactly it exploit their browsers to unmask them.…

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Couch-surfer's cat responds with yawn of disdain Sweden's judiciary has decided it would like to keep Julian Assange “detained in absentia” as it feels he still has questions to answer.…

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System also came under hacking attacks (just like everything else on the internet) A report by the US State Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton did breach record-keeping laws – by using a personal server for work emails. The watchdog added she was not alone in the practice.…

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Wham, jam, pay Uncle Sam The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined a Florida chap and a Chinese business over cellphone jamming boxes.…

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Security through obscurity, amirite? Smart meter makers are battling to keep Seattle's power grid designs under wraps – claiming that if the details are made public, they could be exploited by hackers to plunge the US city into darkness.…

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The Big Titsup will manage healthcare records. What could possibly go wrong? Australia's government might be in caretaker mode, but that's not stopping it from announcing a contract handing over management of cancer care records to Telstra.…

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A plotline even the Simpsons would have refused Analysis  It's long been feared that satire may be dead.…

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Uncle Sam blows billions a year on legacy tech A US Government Accounting Office (GAO) report has highlighted the parlous state of the US government's IT infrastructure.…

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Bitcoin exchange says it will refund lost funbux soon The operators of the Kraken exchange will distribute $91m in Bitcoins to people left out of pocket by the 2014 MtGox collapse.…

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Where exactly should the FCC's authority stop? Analysis  In the fight to end Big Cable's $20bn annual windfall from rented set-top boxes in America, the industry has hit on a novel strategy: use its opponents' own arguments against them.…

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I can stream for miles and miles… A team of German scientists has managed to establish a 6Gbps wireless link over a distance of 37 kilometers using newly developed antennas and receivers.…

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Whitman hails 'best quarter' since she grabbed CEO chair Software and IT services might make the world go round – at least in the heads of Wall Street moneymen – but it was hardware that once again brought home the bacon for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.…

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Latest exploit used to sling CryptXXX ransomware Security researchers are warning of a new wave of malvertising that harnesses the latest Flash exploit.…

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Morning dump ends in snake attached to spam javelin A Thai chap's "morning routine of a shower and protracted bowel movement" was rudely interrupted earlier this week when a 4-metre python clamped its laughing gear round his todger as he squatted over the throne.…

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Exec heads to CSC via Xchanging... arrives back at the Hotel California Will someone please spare a thought for industry old-timer Craig Wilson, the former UK boss of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services who - we are told - was glad to escape the firm’s internal politics.…

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Safe Harbor's dead, now DPC wants contract clauses decision The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has referred Max Schrems' original complaint to the EU Court of Justice to determine if Facebook's transfers of personal data from the EU to the US is legal.…

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