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  1. 'I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes'

    Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher who shot to fame after successfully halting the Wannacry ransomware epidemic, has pleaded guilty to crafting online bank-account-raiding malware.…

  2. Boffins from Belgium break people recognition software with a colorful placard

    A trio of Belgium-based boffins have created a ward that renders wearers unrecognizable to software trained to detect people.…

  3. Researcher disturbed at availability of very personal data

    More than two years of billing records from a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center were made freely available on the internet, a security researcher has discovered.…

  4. Let's go back... way back

    The last few months have seen a big increase in malware attacks using PDF email attachments, according to security firm SonicWall.…

  5. Trump predicted he was 'fucked' – but he hadn't reckoned on ██████████

    Analysis  It's 448 pages of which roughly 50 have been blacked out.…

  6. Wham, bam, gee thanks, Instagram

    While journalists and netizens are distracted digesting the redacted 400-plus-page Mueller report, released within the past few hours, today will be a good day for spin doctors to bury bad news.…

  7. So that's all OK then

    Facebook has admitted to harvesting email contacts from 1.5 million people without permission.…

  8. All your URLs are belong to us

    On Tuesday Google renovated its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) web publishing format, making it more secure with less Chocolate Factory branding – a change certain to be welcomed by publishers committed to AMP.…

  9. Website settings altered to point visitors to malicious clones

    Internet domain registrars and at least one registry were hijacked to change certain websites' DNS settings so that visitors to said sites were in fact directed to password-stealing phishing pages, researchers detailed on Wednesday.…

  10. Please speak clearly for the tape... I mean, my ears

    Interview  A gauche "spy" has made clumsy efforts to get critics of Russian antivirus biz Kaspersky Lab to incriminate themselves as shills for rival security companies.…

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