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  1. 23 kids saved, alleged scumbag-in-chief already in jail

    US prosecutors say a South Korean man was behind the largest child-abuse image-swapping operation yet found on the internet.…

  2. If you thought Reader, Acrobat, Experience Manager were skipping October's Patch Tuesday, think again

    Adobe has finally released its October batch of security updates. It was quiet on Patch Tuesday last week, and now it's roaring in with scores of fixes for Reader, Acrobat, and Experience Manager.…

  3. The wrong kind of intrusion protection

    Updated  Symantec has acknowledged an issue with an update to its Endpoint Protection Client that causes a Windows kernel exception after users this morning came down with a mild case of Blue Screen of Death.…

  4. All it takes is -u#-1... Wh%& t#e fsck*?

    It's only Monday, and we already have a contender for the bug of the week.…

  5. Cupertino in China Syndrome meltdown

    Responding to concern that its Safari browser's defense against malicious websites may reveal the IP addresses of some users' devices to China-based Tencent, Apple insists that Safari doesn't reveal a different bit of information, the webpages Safari users visit.…

  6. Venerable stamp-machine maker stalled by server infection

    Pitney Bowes, the US stamping meter maker, has been infected with ransomware, leaving customers unable to top-up their equipment with credit nor access the corporate web store.…

  7. Cos that's always gone really well...

    Exclusive  The University of Nottingham has announced it will outsource some of its IT operations in a long-awaited shakeup of the department.…

  8. Including: Visual Studio Code debug hole found

    Roundup  It's time for another security news catch-up.…

  9. 'If only you could see what I've seen through your eyes'...

    A Japanese man indicted on Tuesday for allegedly attacking a 21-year-old woman last month appears to have found where his victim lived by analyzing geographic details in an eye reflection captured in one of her social media photos.…

  10. Haben sie nicht von dem Streisand-Effekt gehört?

    Malware authors behind the Finfisher spyware suite, well beloved by dictators, have sent legal threats intended to silence a German news blog that reported them to criminal prosecutors over allegedly illegal malware exports.…

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