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  1. Meanwhile, the DOJ sets its sights on money mules

    Welcome to yet another El Reg security roundup. Off we go.…

  2. Protest organizers come under fire from network traffic barrage

    China is reportedly using the 'cannon' capabilities of its massive domestic internet to try and take down anti-government websites in Hong Kong.…

  3. Too soon for New Year Resolutions?

    Cybercriminals will continue to exploit tried-and-tested fraud methods but also adopt a couple of new takes and targets in the year ahead.…

  4. Sign up, tune in, expand your knowledge, and compete in hacking contests

    Promo  Next week, SANS will launch its second annual KringleCon virtual conference followed shortly thereafter by its 13th Holiday Hack Challenge.…

  5. OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2/IPSec also vulnerable to tampering flaw, we're told

    A bug in the way Unix-flavored systems handle TCP connections could put VPN users at risk of having their encrypted traffic hijacked, it is claimed.…

  6. Who needs an elevator pitch when you have man-in-the-middle attack?

    A group of hackers used a compromised email account to steal a start-up's $1m venture capital payment.…

  7. Boffins ride the memory bus past Intel's SGX to your data

    Computer scientists from UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, and semiconductor biz SK Hynix have found a way to defeat secure enclave protections by observing memory requests from a CPU to off-chip DRAM through the memory bus.…

  8. What happens when you throw your lot in with crypto-coin types

    Collaboration site Keybase, once touted for its encrypted meetup channels and robust developer features, is struggling to ward off an epidemic of harassment and spam brought about by its shift toward cryptocurrency.…

  9. Account-draining malware masterminds charged but remain in motherland

    US prosecutors have slapped a $5m bounty on the heads of two Russian nationals they claim are part of the malware gang behind the banking trojans ZeuS and Dridex.…

  10. Learning points, not an instruction manual

    Black Hat Europe  Faking digital evidence during a cyber attack – planting a false flag – is simple if you know how, as noted infosec veteran Jake Williams told London's Black Hat Europe conference.…

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