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  1. Just slightly better than coal in your stocking

    Roundup  We are now firmly into the holiday season, the Christmas parties are kicking off, and folks are swapping their Excel files for eggnog, or something cliched like that.…

  2. May your days be merry and bright, and may you all go patch your SQLite

    Google and other software developers have patched the SQLite component of their code after it was discovered it could be potentially exploited to inject malware into vulnerable systems.…

  3. One-time Intel boffin

    Obit  Friends of Timothy May have confirmed that the former Intel engineer and co-founder of the Cypherpunks mailing list died of natural causes at his home in California on Friday. He was 67. Bitcoin and blockchain, WikiLeaks, P2P software and information markets all owe a debt to the list.…

  4. Great. Big Brother Watch claims tech had 100% fail rate since May

    London cops have been slammed for using unmarked vans to test controversial and inaccurate automated facial recognition technology on Christmas shoppers.…

  5. Plus, Talos critical of flawed message apps

    It was pretty hectic security week, between the Sharpshooter malware attack, a massive Patch Tuesday, and yet another Facebook privacy fail.…

  6. Scare tactic efforts may be the work of a single group

    Yesterday's 'bomb scare' spam campaign may have been a follow-up to another infamous email extortion effort.…

  7. Utter asshats pull seven-figure heist on Save the Children Foundation

    A group of criminal asswipes have managed to steal $1m from the Save the Children Foundation.…

  8. Data gathering biz still having trouble keeping data secure

    Facebook on Friday apologized for a bug that may have exposed exposed private photos to third-party apps for the 12 day period from September 13 to September 25, 2018.…

  9. Looking for work? Spammers could well be looking for you

    Tinder for job-seekers ZipRecruiter has copped to a data breach after the names and email addresses of job-seekers were flung to the wind in a permissions screw-up.…

  10. Extortion scheme gets national attention but not much in the way of funds

    Police departments around the US say they've been apprised of emailed bomb threats seeking payment in cryptocurrency or else explosions will ensue.…

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