Security News

UK's National Cyber Security Centre recommends password generation idea suggested by El Reg commenter
2021-04-09 15:58

Nearly a third of Britons use the name of their pet or a family member as a password, the National Cyber Security Centre has said as it advised folk to adopt what looks very much like a Register forum user's suggestion for secure password generation. A survey of 1,282 British adults commissioned by the NCSC showed that 15 per cent used a pet's name while 14 per cent use the name of a family member as a password.

I was targeted by North Korean 0-day hackers using a Visual Studio project, vuln hunter tells El Reg
2021-01-26 13:30

A zero-day hunter has told The Register of the "Holy f**k" moment when he realised he'd been targeted by a North Korean campaign aimed at stealing Western researchers' vulns. Enraged by the deception, Caceres also offered a hefty bounty for information leading to the arrest of "James Willy", who appears to be one of the North Korean actors engaged on the Pyongyang-driven campaign.

Dear El Reg, Will Windows 10 break my VPN? I read it on the web so it must be true
2019-07-08 19:52

In summary: Nice try, Redmond, but you'll have to try harder to upset folks Microsoft's latest official Windows 10 update, OS Build 18362.207, from June 27, 2019, can potentially break your VPN....

Like that other bloke who rose from the grave, the El Reg security desk is back this week...
2019-04-23 06:52

...and here's a quick summary of what's been going down in infosec land Roundup Welcome back, Brits, from your Easter break – assuming you weren't working or on-call over the four-day weekend.…

Revealed: El Reg blew lid off Meltdown CPU bug before Intel told US govt – and how bitter tech rivals teamed up
2018-08-09 06:26

Panel spills beans on beans spilled Black Hat Next time you leave things to the last minute, remember this well.…