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  1. Complaint claims rival Tanium's hires took deal data with them

    McAfee is suing former senior salespeople whom it alleges stole company trade secrets when they moved to a rival security vendor.…

  2. Heartbeat rhythms could be the next biometric authentication method

    Biometric systems could use the unique patterns from a person's ECG reading for biometric sign-ons.…

  3. Even govt rules have knock-on effects, warns Andrew Sullivan

    Interview  Andrew Sullivan, chief exec of the Internet Society, has condemned governments that "interfere in underlying technologies that people are allowed to build," as regulators increasingly target net infrastructure to enforce their visions of how the online world ought to be.…

  4. Revealed: Long-running espionage campaign targets phone carriers to snoop on VIPs' location, call records

    Hackers infiltrated the networks of at least ten cellular telcos around the world, and remained hidden for years, as part of a long-running tightly targeted surveillance operation, The Register has learned. This espionage campaign is still ongoing, it is claimed.…

  5. It's all in a lucrative day's work for Red Mosquito

    A Scottish managed services provider is running a lucrative sideline in ransomware decryption – however, a sting operation by a security firm appears to show that “decryption” merely means paying off the malware's masterminds.…

  6. Tehran's hackers are 'wiping' infected machines as tensions spike, fresh sanctions approved

    Hackers operating on behalf of the Iranian government have turned destructive, the US Department of Homeland Security has claimed.…

  7. Your quick guide to what else has been happening in computer security lately

    Roundup  Here's a quick Monday summary of recent infosec news, beyond what we've already reported.…

  8. 50 roles shifted off to India

    DXC Technology is sending hundreds of security personnel from the America's division down the redundancy chute and offshoring some of those roles to low-cost centres, insiders are telling us.…

  9. He then doubled down on spies' 'ghost user' backdoor plan

    Solving the Huawei 5G security problem is a question of convincing the Chinese to embrace British "fair play", security minister Ben Wallace said yesterday without the slightest hint of irony.…

  10. Can't spell SupportAssist without 'ass' and 'u' – other makers may be hit, too

    Updated  Dell's troubleshooting software SupportAssist, bundled with the US tech titan's home and business computers, has a security flaw that can be exploited by malware and rogue logged-in users to gain administrator powers.…

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