Security

Cameron leaves government computers open to hackers

 David-Cameron-at-the-EU-s-007While David “One is an Ordinary Bloke” Cameron is trying to save children from internet perils with censorship he is opening up government computer systems to hackers by starving them for cash on upgrades.

Countless government computers are still using Windows XP under a £5.5 million contract with Microsoft to prevent them getting hacked.  Now it seems that Cameron’s government has decided that it is too expensive to keep paying Microsoft for the upgrades and simply hopes that no hackers will attack the systems.… Read the rest

Home routers have massive bug

Them-stillHome routers from manufacturers including Trendnet and D-Link are vulnerable to attacks that allow attackers anywhere in the world to execute malicious code.

Security researcher Ricky “HeadlessZeke” Lawshae warned HP’s Zero Day Initiative two years ago that the remote command-injection bug affects routers that were developed using the popular RealTek software development kit.… Read the rest

Bypassing Apple iOS security is easy peasy

lionel ritchie easy like sunday morningA security researcher has made the bizarre claim that Apple’s iOS is not the most secure in the world, as the Tame Apple Press insists, and is in fact “as easy as Sunday morning” to hack.

For years, Apple has been telling the world, through its legions of tame journalists, that its security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X protect Mac gear completely.… Read the rest

Tech companies are terrorist friendly, policeman says

Noblesville_elite_policmen_conduct_live_fire_shoot_house_training_at_Camp_Atterbury_Ind._DVIDS281323Britain’s top anti-terrorism top cop claims that some technology and communication firms building terrorist friendly software which helps them avoid being detected.

Mark Rowley, the national police lead for counter-terrorism, said companies needed to think about their “corporate social responsibility” in creating products that made it hard for the authorities to access material during investigations.… Read the rest

FBI grounds security researcher for pointing out bug

bugUnited Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked.

Chris Roberts was trying to fly from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at a major security conference there this week, but was stopped by the airline’s corporate security at the gate.… Read the rest