IBM botched geo-block designed to save Australia’s census

Bureau of Stats says spooks signed off IBM’s plan, but Big Blue mucked something up

Australia’s Bureau of Statistics has heavily criticised IBM for the security it applied to the nation’s failed online census, which was taken offline after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that battered a curiously flimsy defensive shield.…

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Woo hoo, UK.gov has unveiled yet another tech creche – for infosec

This one’s in Cheltenham. Makes a change from hipsterville East London

Plans are afoot in Westminster to burn even more taxpayers’ cash by launching a new cyber-security startup accelerator in Cheltenham.…

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Online scammers speed up: Hit gold every 15 seconds

Take five to fix fraud

There were over one million fraud attempts in the UK in the first six months of 2016, or one every 15 seconds – more than 50 per cent higher than the same period of last year.…

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Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

But 229 didn’t.

Criminals have started to aggressively erase EXIF metadata from their photos to make it harder for authorities to locate them, Harvard University students Paul Lisker and Michael Rose find.…

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Let’s Encrypt won its Comodo trademark battle – but now fan tools must rename

Why the popular letsencrypt.sh is now known as Dehydrated

Popular Bash shell script LetsEncrypt.sh, which is used to manage free SSL/TLS certificates from the Let’s Encrypt project, has renamed this week to avoid a trademark row.…

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National Cyber Security Centre to shift UK to ‘active’ defence

Cyber chief calls for ‘offensive’ weapons

The head of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has detailed plans to move the UK to “active cyber-defence”, to better protect government networks and improve the UK’s overall security.…

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You call it ‘hacking.’ I call it ‘investigation’

Let’s call the whole thing off

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Here’s a photo of what I had for lunch! Amazing!!!

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